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#114338 - 10/24/03 11:54 PM Re: Dis/uninterested  
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Father Steve: If someone were sitting on a beach in Mexico, drinking the local beer and thinking about AWAD, and typed in a question which had been answered sometime in the distant past, but which eluded the quixotic search engine of this website, would that person be accused of suffering from Corona-ry yartery disease?






#114339 - 10/25/03 04:02 AM Re: Dis/uninterested  
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would that person be accused of suffering from Corona-ry yartery disease?

Not I 'cause I'd be sippin' on De Leon.



#114340 - 10/25/03 11:51 AM Re: Dis/uninterested  
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#114341 - 10/25/03 12:23 PM Re: Dis/uninterested  
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#114342 - 10/25/03 11:58 PM not another beer thread?!!  
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cross-thread: Nero Wolfe once burned a dictionary because it stated that imply and infer were synonyms.

and Webster's NI3 was (in 1961) roundly criticized for synonymizing dis- and un-interested.
There. Back on the subject.

Dislike and unlike are completely unrelated.

Disapprove and "unapprove" (= rescind) are getting closer.

Uncompliant and non-compliant? Only because the root has different meanings: (compliant = 1)obedient or 2)distensible)


#114343 - 10/26/03 12:02 AM Eureka!  
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Got one. Unused is different from disused: un- implies "never" and dis- implies (connotes? Sorry. Cross-threading again) "formerly but not any longer."

"Disuse atrophy" is what happens to muscles that have lost their nerve supply because of trauma or (more often) stroke.




#114344 - 10/26/03 01:44 AM Re: Eureka!  
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disabused and unabused--there's is an other..
(is this really subject really a YART? -- it seems all new to me.)



#114345 - 10/26/03 01:54 AM Re: Eureka!  
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#114346 - 10/27/03 01:58 AM Re: Dis/uninterested  
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Disinfected/uninfected
Discover/uncover

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#114347 - 10/27/03 11:07 AM Re: Dis/uncover  
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Good work, Bingley. The dis/uncover pair is the first one that wouldn't directly support the contention that the original defintions of dis/uninterested make more sense than the present-day prescriptions. They don't support the modern idea, either. Discover seems to be mostly more metaphoric.


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