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Jan 27, 2011
No offense, but being a professor (or having a web site) doesn't mean you're always right.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dryer

Of course, you could say that Merriam Webster doesn't have the market cornered on accepted spellings either- but the language does in fact fluctuate, which is what makes it enjoyable, in my opinion (although I'm not a big fan of "ain't").
 
 
Jan 27, 2011
According to many websites, including one from an Emeritus Professor of English, kleon's comment below is wrong, and "Dryer" is actually a spelling error.

"A clothes dryer makes the clothes drier."

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html#errors
 
 
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Jan 27, 2011
Incidentally, there aren't any spelling errors in this strip, unless you're debating the spelling of "sewerside," which he cleverly concocted, and therefore gets license to spell however he chooses. One thing I've noticed Scott is adept with, and that's basic English. How refreshing.
 
 
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Jan 27, 2011
That stinks.
 
 
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Jan 27, 2011
Nice one. Did someone submit "sewerside mission," or was that original? Too funny.
 
 
 
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