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#116278 - 11/21/03 01:54 PM Re: rapprochement
Why is it we "stand" corrected?
The definition of stand covers quite a bit of real estate. 8a is the one to take particular note of, but compare with some of its neighbors:
#116279 - 11/21/03 04:53 PM Re: rapprochement
Loc: Carpal Tunnel Country
8a. To be in a specified state or condition: I stand corrected.
Personally, I can't stand being corrected ... but I guess it's better to take it standing up than lying down.
#116280 - 11/21/03 05:31 PM Re: rapprochement
It used to be that when corrected, you had to go way back and sit down.
#116281 - 11/24/03 06:37 PM Re: rapprochement
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
or stand (corrected) in the corner
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