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by alyosha
Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:24 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: of counts, accounts, and control
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

of counts, accounts, and control

Mr. Ken, I am ever grateful and appreciative of your magnificently complete explanation. I am teaching a creative writing course to high-school age homeschoolers and the word is coming up in a Twain story ("The Facts of the Great Beef Contract" - a short and wonderful humorous ac-count) and I will p...
by alyosha
Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: of counts, accounts, and control
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

of counts, accounts, and control

I have checked a few online sourches and found conflicting accounts for the odd spelling of "comptroller." I am new to wordwizard and so this topic may be old hat for experienced members of the forum, but try to humor me please. I have a muddy memory of a college professor claiming that it had to do...