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#116278 - 11/21/03 01:54 PM Re: rapprochement
Faldage Offline
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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:

http://www.bartleby.com/61/16/S0701600.html


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#116279 - 11/21/03 04:53 PM Re: rapprochement
grapho Offline
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Registered: 11/09/03
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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.


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#116280 - 11/21/03 05:31 PM Re: rapprochement
wwh Offline
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It used to be that when corrected, you had to go way back and sit down.


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#116281 - 11/24/03 06:37 PM Re: rapprochement
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
or stand (corrected) in the corner


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