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#132495 - 09/01/04 08:17 PM photomicrograph
...or microphotograph? Is one a photo from a microscope image and the other a very small photograph? What does the team think?
#132496 - 09/01/04 08:38 PM Re: photomicrograph
I think you've got it right. that's how I would interpret it, anyway..._________________________
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#132497 - 09/01/04 11:07 PM Re: photomicrograph
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
My brainy former brother-in-law, who knows about things scientific, says that a photomicrograph is always taken through (or with the aid of) a microscope.
#132498 - 09/02/04 01:04 AM Re: photomicrograph
former brother-in-law - come to think of it, despite its length, this expression is under-determined, and in view of nowaday's widespread "patchwork families", language has some catching-up to do.
#132499 - 09/02/04 01:36 AM Re: photomicrograph
Loc: NSW Australia
I would assume that a microphotograph would be a very small photo and a photomicrograph would be taken through a microscope. But then again i'm no scientist (and that's probably a good thing)
#132500 - 09/02/04 06:03 AM Re: former brother-in-law
this expression is under-determined
Meaning that who was once a brother-in-law could now be a sister-in-law?
#132501 - 09/02/04 04:07 PM Re: photomicrograph
Loc: Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
And, Shelb, if a microphotograph is a very small photo and a photomicrograph is taken through a microscope, then a microphotophotomicrograph would be a very small photograph taken through a microscope! :) :)
#132502 - 09/02/04 04:19 PM Re: catching up with families
Loc: Te Ika a Maui
> and in view of nowaday's widespread "patchwork families", language has some catching-up to do
Recently, I was disappointed to learn that Hindi is going the other way. Despite having different words for aunt and uncle, to distinguish between biological and marriage-related versions, all the Hindi speakers I associate with simply use "aunt" and "uncle"._________________________
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#132503 - 09/03/04 12:30 AM Re: former brother-in-law
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
H marries W1.
W1 had a brother B1.
B1 becomes H's brother in law.
H marries W2.
W2 has a brother B2 who is now entitled to be called brother in law.
In some sense B1, is still a brother in law but not in the same sense that B2 is. Hence, "former brother in law".
Any better way to say it?
#132504 - 09/03/04 01:37 AM Re: former brother-in-law
Any better way to say it? No, this is just what I was "deploring"... but as long as no divorces are involved, things are relatively simple.
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