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  •  I might. It depends upon the person in the (3+ / 0-)

    conveyance. ;)

    Nothing personal Mr Bass.

    Newt Gingrich, Eric Cantor, and several other talking heads who would drag us back to the pseudo-Victorian Golden Age with their beliefs about womerns--Yes, those people travel about in horseless carriages.

    I think what irks me about this conversation, is that I did look this up after being questioned.

    I looked it up on conventional sites that did not indicate that Volcanologist [which btw appears to be misspelled according to the computer elves that check spelling] whereas Vulcanologist  is not highlighted.

    Vulcanism is correct by computer, but Volcanism is also correct. Vulcanology is highlighted, but Volcanology is also highlighted as misspelled. That's not confusing at all.

    So you sort of have me at a disadvantage here.

    Conventional sites indicate these are interchangeable and the computer spell check, highlights the word claimed to be the *Most correct as misspelled.

    And I remember using the word and reading the word Vulcanism and thinking that was strange given the switching of the O with a U and then thinking--oh well, English is weird!

    So I did my poor best. Perhaps the Scientists should petition for Merriam Websters and other Dictionary sites to fix this. List Vulcan--as the archaic form or for chemical processes exclusively and notify the rest of us that the other spelling is preferred or accepted.

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