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#116278 - 11/21/03 06:54 PM Re: rapprochement Joined: Dec 2000
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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:
#116279 - 11/21/03 09:53 PM Re: rapprochement Joined: Nov 2003
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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.
#116280 - 11/21/03 10:31 PM Re: rapprochement Joined: Jan 2001
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It used to be that when corrected, you had to go way back and sit down.
#116281 - 11/24/03 11:37 PM Re: rapprochement Joined: Aug 2002
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or stand (corrected) in the corner
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