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I think I found an error in someone's work, where they spelled "tassel" as "tassle". Before I mention it to them I want to be 100% sure that this is really a problem and there is no alternate spelling.

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-1 Good heavens, man! Are dictionaries forbidden to you? –  Pete Wilson Jun 1 '11 at 5:15
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@Pete, LOL, I guess this site has the potential to develop into a a lmgtfy.com for English .... and less hassle/hassel :-) –  teylyn Jun 1 '11 at 8:27
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@Pete: I'm sure Mr_Crypto used a dictionary, but tassle gets 5 million hits on Google and Garner's Modern American Usage includes an example of it misspelled in a major newspaper. Such a common spelling confusion deserves a question on this site. –  Callithumpian Jun 1 '11 at 13:11
    
Haha, so critical....thanks for the defense Calli! :) –  Mr_CryptoPrime Jun 5 '11 at 3:02

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tassel (= a hanging ornament made of threads or strips) is sometimes misspelled tassle.

Garner's Modern American Usage

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ok, thanks for the verification. –  Mr_CryptoPrime Jun 1 '11 at 2:32

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