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On Tue, 15 Apr 2003, Jeff Walters wrote:

> On Tuesday 15 April 2003 03:44 pm, Colin Percival wrote:

> >    I think it's a case of American illiteracy.  My copy of the Oxford
> > English Dictionary clearly lists:
> >
> > daemon n. (in ancient Greek belief) a divinity or supernatural being of a
> > nature between gods and humans.
> > an inner or attendant spirit or inspiring force.
> >
> > demon n. an evil spirit or devil.

> Yeah, but you guys (assuming you're from Britain) spell it colour and not
> color.  What gives? :)

They can't sluff off those Norman spellings foisted upon them so long ago.

Jamie Bowden

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