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Did you know that if you enter, "Beatle," on any website, (or my browser,) that word will be highlighted as a misspelling?" It needs to be plural - "Beatles." It doesn't seem right. You don't say, "Paul McCartney is a former Beatles."

MrDMC 6 June 5

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That is because there is no such thing as a “Beatle”...there are members of “The Beatles”, a collective entity. They only ever existed in the singular, as individuals under their own name. The same applies to members of other groups.

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Interesting. I would never refer to one of the Beatles as a Beatle. I would say Paul McCartney is a Beatles' member, or as I just did above " he was one of the Beatles.

I wasn't autocorrected above when I wrote "Beatle."

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Paul McCartney died in a tragic accident (as reported by the media in 1966). There is some speculation that he was murdered, but no evidence.

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i just tried it. i googled beatle and the first listing was wikipedia's entry for the beatles. i received no indication of misspelling. i'm not sure why i would enter anything on most websites -- most websites are not search engines. but i took you to mean search engines and did not find what you seem to have found.

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Well, websites don’t check spelling typically. Web browsers and operating systems do. That’s why you see unified behavior across all websites.

Thank you

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I tried it with Rolling Stone but of course it doesn't work. There is not a magazine called "The Beatle"

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