Talk:nett

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Rfv-sense English section. SemperBlotto 13:13, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

I would remove the "uncommon", it's not even particularly "dated", though it was more common fifty years ago. Cites are easy to find, though the last use of this spelling in the OED citations was 1844. The spellings "nett" and (less commonly) "nette" are probably just left-overs from Middle English, but were retained to distinguish from the more usual sense of the word "net". Would you like to see a citations page? Also common in Australia & NZ. Does this spelling not occur in the USA? Dbfirs 12:34, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
No, never seen it, but I'm striking due to Dbfirs' averment of clearly widespread use.​—msh210 18:15, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
The spelling was common in the USA 150 years ago, but the latest American usage I can find in print is from 1966 (The Automobile engineer, Volume 5). Perhaps we should say "dated", especially for readers in the USA? Dbfirs 00:29, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
I've altered the entry slightly. I hope this is OK, but please change it if not. I can provide fairly recent cites from the UK, South Africa, Australia, NZ, and India if you wish. Dbfirs 00:46, 7 February 2010 (UTC)