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Why Meeting Notes are Called “Minutes”

Why Meeting Notes are Called “Minutes”

Eddie Deezen November 5, 2012 1

Jesse asks: Why are the notes taken at a meeting called the “minutes”? Was this because the note taker records the notes along with the time? Not quite.  In fact, the “minutes” here have

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Words that Change Their Meaning Depending on Whether the First Letter is Capitalized are “Capitonyms”

Words that Change Their Meaning Depending on Whether the First Letter is Capitalized are “Capitonyms”

Daven Hiskey June 12, 2012 2

There are some words that change their meaning based on whether the first letter is capitalized or not.  These words are collectively known as “capitonyms”.  These capitonyms are particularly troublesome when they appear at

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A “Bakester” was Once the Proper Word to Refer to a Female Baker

A “Bakester” was Once the Proper Word to Refer to a Female Baker

Daven Hiskey November 21, 2011 0

The term “baker” dates back to around the year 1000.  Another term that meant the same thing from that time was “bakester”.  This latter word referred to female bakers; this is similar to how

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What an Eggcorn is

What an Eggcorn is

Daven Hiskey January 30, 2011 3

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources Text Version The type of spelling error based on a mishearing of a word or misunderstanding of its context, such as with “just deserts”, which is often misspelled as

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