Thanks for all the help.  It looks like way up at the top, Robert Dober 
first identified the problem, but I didn't see how it applied.

As a newcomer, I would suggest someone redo the tutorial "Ruby in 20 
Minutes": add in 'then' and include a statement about 'elsif v. elseif'. 
I still think leaving the 'e' out is a ridiculous construct.

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