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Extraterrestrials: A modern folklore

F. Frank LeFever flefever at ix.netcom.com
Tue Apr 6 21:32:50 EST 1999

Translation:  "normal meaning" = "vulgar usage"

(i.e. a common error)

F. LeFever

In <L8rO2.43$i06.5973 at news.shore.net> wetboy <wetboy at shore.net> writes:

>In sci.physics F. Frank LeFever <flefever at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>: In what way am I "dead wrong"?  I offered two alternative
>: as to what your intended meaning was.  For one alternative,
>: is appropriate; for the other, "envious".  Only you can know for
>: what your intended meaning was,
>Nonsense.  The definition you're confusing the normal meaning of
>"jealous" with is the fifth one down in the Random House unabridged
>dictionary, second edition.  That dictionary lists the most common
>meaning of a word first, and progresses downward toward the least 
>common meaning.  Do you always work so hard at being obtuse?
>-- Wetboy
>< your irrelevant self-puffery snipped >

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