I recently wrote a piece in which I compared driving in a country as “running a gantlet.” My reviewers all said they thought I had spelled the word wrong. But I was so sure I was right. I had even looked it up in a dictionary (I can’t say “the” because I don’t know which one I used). I knew “gauntlet” referred to armored gloves worn in medieval times.
So imagine my surprise when I tried again today and I found this result on THE dictionary (Merriam Webster):
And then grammarist.com presented me with this result:
Have I become a language snob by trying to use the historically correct variant? What do you think?