Editor's Notebook

 

October 12, 2023



In last week's Notebook, I wrote about spelling. I thought the correct spelling was syphon but my word processing program's spell checker changed it to siphon and the dictionary agreed.

After reading last week's Notebook entry, a faithful reader and former resident of Superior, Arlen Sealock, shared a story regarding the correct spelling of the word. His father, Elmer Sealock, operated the Superior Truck Line.

Arlen's story follows:

The agency which regulated truck lines published a tariff book with all commodities listed with a rate class assigned to each. Dad was typing up freight bills and...



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