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#3422 - 06/14/00 12:19 AM appropriacy
Have I made this word up or does it actually exist? I tried to use it today and my computer's spell check rejected it, so I looked in my dictionary and it wasn't there! I tried OneLook and they didn't recognise it either, but it seems a perfectly normal word to me. Does anyone else know of it?
#3423 - 06/14/00 06:21 AM Re: appropriacy
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
all I've ever heard used is appropriateness.
#3424 - 06/14/00 10:26 AM Re: appropriacy
I'm with Jackie.
If I saw the word my guess would have been that it was another word for piracy.
"To appropriate" turns into "appropriacy" in the same way that "to pirate" turns into "piracy". So hang around for another 20 years and it might make it into the dictionary.
#3425 - 06/14/00 11:42 AM Re: appropriacy
Loc: this too shall pass
>"To appropriate" turns into "appropriacy" in the same way that "to pirate" turns into "piracy"
...except that 'pirate' was a noun which got verbed.
#3426 - 06/14/00 01:06 PM Re: appropriacy
I knew that!
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