“A Spelling Bee.” —The ingenuity exhibited in the different modes of spell* ing quite a common name is curiously illustrated in the folowing incident. A lumber dealer in Minnesota, whose given name was Isaac, had quite an extensive correspondence. His book-keeper made a memorandum of every time was mispelled in letters directed tJHMj and the ]ist reads as follows
lisac, Icaack, Igcac, Ysac, Isaag, Isiace, Icac, Isaeh, Xsjc, Isiaa,c ? - Isaacc; Icaas, Icks, laaaic, Ajsee, Isaac, laasac, Isaach, Iceic, Isaas, Isioa, Taaq, Xassac, Izk, I Sic, Issach, Isac, Isick, Issaco, Isaace, Iseke, issick, Isaac, lisace, Isak, Isaack, Icaao, I Sick, Isich, Jsaac, Isaac, Isace, Isoac, Isice, Isaic.| *
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 87, 15 April 1880
Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 87, 15 April 1880
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