sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sat Apr 22 00:49:39 UTC 2006

>At 4/21/2006 07:19 PM, Wilson wrote:
>>                     However, I stand
>>four-square behind the prescriptivists in feeling that there is no such
>>standard term as "unfortuitous."
>Why is there not this word?  It would have a different meaning than
>"unfortunate", as has been noted here.  (The OED does not have
>"infortuitous" either.)
How would you define it?  "Not by chance" or "by design"...?

IMO, it's bad enough having "fortuitous" popping up here & there for people
to stumble over; when you get to "unfortuitously".....oof!

W stands for >:<  War ____Waste___Wiretaps____Witchhunts  >:<

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