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Language Log Discovers TeX

I noticed the mis-take in a old Language Log post on hyphenization:

In any case, pro-ofreaders were clearly not obsolete then. Nor are they now. Though brute-force methods — really really big dictionaries with possible hyphenations specified — can improve things considerably, and undoubtedly have.

But I knew TeX had a famous (well, to TeX geeks) hyphenation algorithm that was rumored to never mishy-phenate.

Apparently I was not the only one to notice. So to recover their moral high ground over the BBC, Language Log has posted a co-rrection, on the occasion of a great hyphen leak at the sOED.