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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
possibilities
>: as to what your intended meaning was.  For one alternative,
"jealous"
>: is appropriate; for the other, "envious".  Only you can know for
sure
>: 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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