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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yes, 'homeschool' is a word.

It's official. You don't have to feel guilt the next time Microsoft Word spell-checker tells you 'homeschool' isn't a word. For 'homeschool' is now an entry in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. For those of you who underwent some other form of education:

homeschool

One entry found.

Main Entry:home·school

Pronunciation:
\ˈhōm-ˌskül\
Function:
verb
Date:
1980
intransitive verb
: to teach school subjects to one's children at home transitive verb : to teach (one's children) at home
Realizing that this word may be obscure to some, the dictionary kindly includes a recording of the pronunciation.

But who was the lucky person who coined this term in 1980?

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4 Comments:

Anonymous AnonymousHomeSchoolerWhoCantSpeel said...

wow Rex, you are so smart.

Tuesday, 23 September, 2008  
Blogger Rex Tyrannus said...

nOW i jUST nEED TO lEARN hOW tO pUNCTUATE!?!

Tuesday, 23 September, 2008  
Anonymous Alexis @ Homeschool Software said...

Lol! Thanks for that b/c it gets really frustrating getting all those squiggly lines under 'homeschool' and it's not just in Word...even as I leave this comment it's being marked as an error! ARGH!

Wednesday, 24 September, 2008  
Blogger Mama Monkey said...

*LOL* O.K. I'll try to retain myself to stop writing "home school."

Saturday, 27 September, 2008  

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