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#199628 - 05/04/11 11:12 PM Re: Reliable vs. Dependable [Re: Candy]  
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Originally Posted By: Candy


They are spelt differently wink


LOL! And dependable is worth more points in Scrabble.

Seriously, I think they have exactly the same meaning.

#199629 - 05/05/11 02:11 AM Re: Reliable vs. Dependable [Re: obihave]  
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Seems one may have been reliant on the other.

depend
early 15c., "to be attached to as a condition or cause," a figurative use, from M.Fr. dependre , lit. "to hang from, hang down," from L. dependere , from de- "from, down" + pendere "to hang, be suspended" (see pendant).

rely
early 14c., "to gather, assemble," from O.Fr. relier "fasten, attach, rally, oblige," from L. religare "fasten, bind fast," from re- , intensive prefix, + ligare "to bind" (see ligament). Sense of "depend, trust" is from 1570s, perhaps via notion of "rally to, fall back on."

#199636 - 05/05/11 03:54 AM Re: Reliable vs. Dependable [Re: obihave]  
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Originally Posted By: obihave
Originally Posted By: Candy

.....

LOL!


Thanks OB Its good know someone appreciates me jokes laugh

#199644 - 05/05/11 06:54 AM Re: Reliable vs. Dependable [Re: Candy]  
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I would have laughed, but I was gone for a…spell.

#199653 - 05/05/11 03:06 PM Re: Reliable vs. Dependable [Re: Tromboniator]  
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But you are back now.


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#199764 - 05/11/11 07:41 AM Re: Reliable vs. Dependable [Re: tcolling]  
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Hmmmm... I am new here; I thought I had answered, but if so my immortal response is now in bit heaven. It being immortal however, here it is again, if not very reliably.

I propose that one might use the words according to the following distinction: A platform (or perhaps a hood) could hold you up reliably, but a gallows dependably.

Just a thought...


Jon
#199773 - 05/11/11 03:24 PM Re: Reliable vs. Dependable [Re: JonRichfield]  
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Welcome, Jon


----please, draw me a sheep----
#199779 - 05/11/11 03:36 PM Re: Reliable vs. Dependable [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Thanks Luke; Nice to be here!

I'd love to draw you a sheep, but my artistic talents forbid...


Jon
#199780 - 05/11/11 03:40 PM Re: Reliable vs. Dependable [Re: JonRichfield]  
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That has not stopped a number of others on this site, in the
past. The quote is from Antoine de Ste.-Exupery's
"The Little Prince", a book I used long ago in
teaching second year French. Would last a semester easily,
easy yet challenging. Thanks for the offer anyhow. It is
good to have new blood here, stick around.

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Prince-Kath...05128431&sr=1-1

Last edited by LukeJavan8; 05/11/11 03:41 PM.

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#199787 - 05/11/11 10:41 PM Re: Reliable vs. Dependable [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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A Luke sheep:

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