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jarts: internet lawn defense league

you kids get off my lawn

Dear world: it's "Bury the lede," not "bury the lead."

We're fucking up the organization of a news story, not attending DiCaprio's funeral.

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I prefer "Lede" because it's the correct word. It also has the advantage of not have a whole bunch of extra meanings depending on how you look at it or pronounce it. It's clear.

I think it's a case of "don't know it - therefore use wrong word - therefore make 'lede' even less well known". But that's not really an excuse: it just reinforces the attitude that one can get away with a minimal vocabulary, as opposed to the assumption that one will ALWAYS be adding to the words one knows.
There may be some instances of not choosing 'lede' that are driven by unfamiliarity, but I think you'll find that there are plenty of people who are familiar with that spelling and choose to avoid it for considered reasons. Avoiding unnecessary proliferation of jargon, for example.