[Cambridge]: 2 Salisbury Villas, May 17, 1888. 12mo, approx. 48 lines and 150 words, on integral leaves. Interesting content discussing possible adjectival forms of the proper name, 'Faraday.' Skeat speculates that the "Analogy with 'Voltaic' requires the form 'Faradayic.' The names were Volta and Faraday. I can well understand that 'Faradaic' is more convenient than 'Faradayic': but it cannot be said to be 'correct,' as his name was not 'Farada.' In the same way, Faradic is still worse, as his name was not 'Farad.' But, language does not go by what is etymologically 'correct.' Only that which is really correct or right which common consent accepts & declares to be the standard. Your question cannot be decided till one or other of the forms pervails over & kills the other..." (Inventory #: 50874)
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