Ian's Rant 12 – Supercede Superseded

Supercede Superseded

The word 'supercede' seems to have been 'superseded'.

Comparing Word Usage

Whenever I'm unsure of the preferred spelling for a particular word, I refer to Google Trends to compare the search volumes for the different spellings and find the one that is used by the majority. This helps remove any Australian / British English bias from my web pages and thus optimise optimize them for a global audience.

A recent comparison of supercede vs. supersede gave a surprising result:

Google Trends - 'supercede' vs 'supersede'

It would appear that the word supercede seems to have been well and truly superseded some time around 2013.

– Ian Fieggen, 12-Mar-2016

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