When did supercede become a nonstandard word? I use Microsoft Wordâ€™s grammar checking, set to very strict use (Iâ€™m something of a purist), and it flagged supercede as being nonstandard. Have people really become that uneducated? The answer—obvious as it is—frightens me.
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Of course, if I’d spelled supersede correctly, it wouldn’t have been flagged as a nonstandard word. Still, Word should have marked it as an incorrect spelling, rather than nonstandard.
[nichelle]Thanks, Nichelle for finding my error. (You will pay.) I should have consulted the American Heritage Dictionary first.