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#209412 - 02/05/13 11:09 AM Re: Looking for a verb... [Re: BranShea]
tsuwm Online   confused
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"Currently, only 20 per cent of the water pumped from the Tucson basin to water the city is being replaced by rainwater."

not much room for misunderstanding this though, is there?!

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#209417 - 02/05/13 01:06 PM Re: Looking for a verb... [Re: tsuwm]
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As both Faldage and you were doing dunno's I thought you weren't sure. I think it's fine enough.

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#209418 - 02/05/13 01:15 PM Re: Looking for a verb... [Re: BranShea]
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I think Faldo was being ironic(al); I dunno what I was doing..

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#209419 - 02/05/13 02:38 PM Re: Looking for a verb... [Re: tsuwm]
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Uh, all fresh water was once rainwater. The difficulty lies within Dan133's question. Dan wants to apply a general term for a specific action. That word doesn't seem to exist. So Dan, therefore, must make up a word to serve his concept.
If it floats it will become boat, as they say.

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#209421 - 02/05/13 03:31 PM Re: Looking for a verb... [Re: jenny jenny]
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That word doesn't seem to exist. So Dan, therefore, must make up a word to serve his concept. If it floats it will become boat, as they say.

Not necessarily. He could just use a phrase, like "to supply water to" or the like. Not everything requires its own word. Believe you me, if a single verb ever becomes necessary, one will get coined, but it seems no great need exists for the nonce.
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