Dictionary.com is wrong wrong wrong.
The conspiracy theorist in me says Dictionary.com picked it up from him, not the other way 'round. When I emailed him about the error of his "collocated" ways many months ago (a year ago?), he said there was no such word so he could spell it any way he pleased. I countered with the Merriam Webster entry, he was silent. A month or two later, he whips out the Dictionary.com reference. Coincidence?
I can understand doubling a letter when adding a suffix... set => setting, run => runner, etc. But how often does that get done for a prefix? That's an honest question... I can't think of any, but maybe I'm just wrong wrong wrong myself.
Besides, the first "o" in "collocated" looks like it should rhyme with with first "o" in "bollocks." Coincindence?
Besides^2, "collocated" makes my skin crawl. It just ain't right.
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