Translation: "normal meaning" = "vulgar usage"
(i.e. a common error)
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?
>>< your irrelevant self-puffery snipped >