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July 20, 2004

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Kathy

I've always preferred it that way (sans apostrophe) myself, although I'm sure the OED and I would disagree on other spellings. I tend to double consonants where it's not considered necessary to double them, as in traveling or shoveled.

Chan S.

Since it's an expression I utter (with ample justification, mind you) several times a day, I really ought to learn how to spell it.

Robert the Llama Butcher

I always assumed from the apostrophe that it was a contraction of some sort, but never bothered to think about what words were being squeezed. Knowing what kind of brilliant lunatics work for Groening, I wouldn't have been the slightest bit surprised if this were the case and involved some kind of inside joke.

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