sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Fri Jun 16 13:53:48 UTC 2006

>Larry, you've no doubt also noticed that a growing number of people
>don't know the difference between English "ambience" from Latin and
>English "ambiance" from French.
So that's it!  I wasn't aware of the difference:  just thought people were
giving "ambience" a French pronunciation.  They were, as you point out,
usually mistaking the meaning.

>On 6/15/06, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
 >> >
>> Maybe they figured that's the difference between "descendents" and
>> "descendants".  Or not.
>> LH

W stands for >:<  War ____Waste___Wiretaps____Witchhunts  >:<

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