I learned to spell "Mississippi" long before I was old enough to write for the Associated Press.
Print media (newspapers in particular) are facing tough financial times. The cost savings from omitting that extra "ssi" can add up.
I've scoured the net, looking for a source for this headline. Hope it wasn't anywhere in The Magnolia State.
When we played touch football as kids, we used to count 7 Missippis before rushing the quarterback.That's what they actually meant.Seriously, that's probably how they say it. In San Francisco, one of our streets is called Junipero Serra but it's commonly contracted. Native Spanish speakers even call it "Junipasera".Yes Ralph, newspaper reporters also suffer from comma deficiency for the same reason. The Pacific Northwest is suffering from a tremendous decline in demand for newsprint. The mainstream media is doing everything they can to spare the environment from needless tree cutting and wasteful expenditures of carbon dioxide.We will likely see the end of print journalism and possibly movie theaters in our lifetime.The age of bloggers and YouTubers has begun!
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