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#114338 - 10/24/03 07:54 PM Re: Dis/uninterested
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
Faldage: "I plead not guilty to any charge of default and yartery."
Father Steve: If someone were sitting on a beach in Mexico, drinking the local beer and thinking about AWAD, and typed in a question which had been answered sometime in the distant past, but which eluded the quixotic search engine of this website, would that person be accused of suffering from Corona-ry yartery disease?
#114339 - 10/25/03 12:02 AM Re: Dis/uninterested
would that person be accused of suffering from Corona-ry yartery disease?
Not I 'cause I'd be sippin' on De Leon.
#114340 - 10/25/03 07:51 AM Re: Dis/uninterested
”A mi, me gustarķa tomar India!
#114341 - 10/25/03 08:23 AM Re: Dis/uninterested
#114342 - 10/25/03 07:58 PM not another beer thread?!!
Loc: Worcester, MA
cross-thread: Nero Wolfe once burned a dictionary because it stated that imply and infer were synonyms.
and Webster's NI3 was (in 1961) roundly criticized for synonymizing dis- and un-interested.
There. Back on the subject.
Dislike and unlike are completely unrelated.
Disapprove and "unapprove" (= rescind) are getting closer.
Uncompliant and non-compliant? Only because the root has different meanings: (compliant = 1)obedient or 2)distensible)
#114343 - 10/25/03 08:02 PM Eureka!
Loc: Worcester, MA
Got one. Unused is different from disused: un- implies "never" and dis- implies (connotes? Sorry. Cross-threading again) "formerly but not any longer."
"Disuse atrophy" is what happens to muscles that have lost their nerve supply because of trauma or (more often) stroke.
#114344 - 10/25/03 09:44 PM Re: Eureka!
Loc: rego park
disabused and unabused--there's is an other..
(is this really subject really a YART? -- it seems all new to me.)_________________________
my other obsession
#114345 - 10/25/03 09:54 PM Re: Eureka!
formerly known as etaoin...
#114346 - 10/26/03 08:58 PM Re: Dis/uninterested
#114347 - 10/27/03 06:07 AM Re: Dis/uncover
Good work, Bingley. The dis/uncover pair is the first one that wouldn't directly support the contention that the original defintions of dis/uninterested make more sense than the present-day prescriptions. They don't support the modern idea, either. Discover seems to be mostly more metaphoric.
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