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Syllabus - just a general version.  Not the current one.  If you are registered in my class, you can get a current copy from me or from the course website which is password protected. 

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9/22/3 - This one has been going around the net - good example of top down processing.  Don't buy the claim of research though.  Too general.  A psychologist would cite their source!
    Aoccdrnig to  rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it

    deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod

    are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat

    ltrtees are at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl

    mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs

    is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but

    the wrod as a wlohe.

I wnedor if tihs epliaxns why I am scuh a good pofroredaer!  ~Pleama  :)

We keep adding words to any language. I'm not sure these all need to be in the dictionary, but apparently Merriam-Webster felt the need. They update the dictionary with new words once every ten years. Its 11th edition is due out in stores today. (AP) Here are some of them with definitions... Headbanger - defined as both a hard rock musician and a fan
Dead presidents - paper currency
McJob - low paying and dead-end work
Frankenfood - genetically engineered food
Longneck - beer served in a bottle with a long neck
Dot-commer - someone who works for an online outfit
Oy a Yiddish exclamation
Comb-over - an attempt to cover a bald spot

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