Is “Erroneous” Erroneous?

Someone in the family just asked me, “How do you spell erroneous?” I answered,
“e-r-r-o-n-e-o-u-s.”

Then I wondered, was that, or was that not, erroneous? Maybe I should have answered something like “e-r-r-o-n-e-q-u-s.”

That would certainly have been erroneous – which is what they were asking for, wasn’t it?

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