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Re: where are the proofers???
- Subject: Re: where are the proofers???
- From: "Shel Swartz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 12:30:17 -0500
>> Jewlery (jewelry)
>This is entirely correct. The original spelling of the word is
>``jewellery'' (as in the result of a jeweller's craft). Blame the
>divergent spelling on Noah Webster.
How about this notion: Jews were so-hated in (I beklieve) the 16th
centuiry, that in Europe at least, they were forbidden to use currency; in
fact, merchants didn't even want their business. So they (my theory) may
have been forced to use precious gems to trade for various things...this the
It would happen that later on, many Jewish people would become some of the
world's finest and largest jewelers.