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Re: [OT Why GB English is different] Re: Mozilla firefox en-gb

On Thu, 06 May 2004 23:15, William Ballard wrote:
> On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 08:45:17PM +1200, cr wrote:
> > On Wed, 05 May 2004 20:30, William Ballard wrote:
> > > Americans affecting Angophile a bit too much is unseemly though :-)
> >
> > Not sure what that comment refers to.   I'm English, if that has any
> > relevance.
> I'm using the word "AFFect" (not "affECT") in the sense
> of definition 2
> from dictionary.com:
>    1. To put on a false show of; simulate: affected a British accent.
> An AFFect (noun) is "Feeling or emotion, especially as manifested by
> facial expression or body language"; to AFFect (verb) is to "copy or
> imitate".
> To afFECT is to influence; to effect is to bring into existence.
> The first syllable of AFFect ryhmes with cat.  The first syllable of
> afFECT rhymes with cut.
> This is how the bible gets misinterpreted :-)

Yes I know exactly which meaning of the word 'affect' you were using.   
Since your comment was IIRC in response to my post, I wondered if you thought 
I was American, or were you referring to someone else?


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