Talk:artifact

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The etymological information seems questionable. Artefact appears to have first seen light in English around 1820 from Latin by way of Italian. Sir Julian Huxley wasn't born until 1887. Confirm? E. abu Filumena 06:39, 16 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Removed quote from sense 4[edit]

I have removed the quote from sense 4, because Philip Weiss says the quote is not actually from him, he was quoting someone else who was quoting someone else yet. When I search for it in books.google.com it shows up only once, in "Men Confront Pornography" By Michael S. Kimmel, but the content of that book is not available for viewing, so I can't verify who it came from. Furthermore Philip Weiss disagrees with quote, so it's not fair to make it appear that it came from him. - dougher 00:05, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

'artefact' is the spelling in the Cambridge dictionary with 'artifact' as US; Chambers has both spellings together. I think this is true of most UK English dictionaries. Once again OED is the odd one out, as it is with 'ize' instead of 'ise'. mike Nelson