Oddities of the Electric Telegraph
Telegraphy, Language, Charlatanry
Discusses one of the 'drollest mistakes' made by the electric telegraph—a misspelt name. Suggests that 'the wire which creates nicknames may coin new phrases, and the British vocabulary may be indefinitely augmented by the blunders of the Electric Telegraph'.
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