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From: "Edward Andrews" <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] Whisky or not
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 08:45:56 -0000
Actually you have missed the cultural point which Ella made.
Scotch is spelt Whisky, while Irish Whiskey (Bush, Jamisons, Powers and the
like) are spelt whiskey.
The point which Ella was making was that even if we chose whisk(e)y as out
symbol there is a difference between the Irish and the Scotch.
Actually if we were reflecting the Ulster part our Whiskey would need to be
Bush or Comber, not Jamison's which is from Dublin.
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of
> Charles O'Neill
> Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:21 AM
> Subject: [S-I] Whisky or not
> Actually (we can learn to spell that ["actually"] too),
> "whisky" and "whiskey" are both acceptable spellings (at
> least in the U.S.) and - also in the U.S., "whisky"
> (according to Webster, that American rogue who decried
> British spellings and did his best to break away from British
> spellings by simplifying them for his American audience),
> "whisky" seems to be the preferred spelling in the U.S.
> dictionaries I've looked in. Anyways, I spell "whisky" as "Jamesons."
> Charles O'Neill :-)
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 08:39:13 +0000
> > From: Ella Patterson <>
> > Subject: Re: [S-I] symbol for group
> > To: "" <>
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> > Or indeed how to actuall spell whisk(e)y!
> > Ella
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