Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 21 02:39:55 UTC 2009


I explained exactly this to the person who triggered my query.  I
haven't heard back from him about it yet.


On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 10:13 AM, Dave Wilton <dave at> wrote:
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> I don't think the definition is sloppy or careless. It may be unsatisfying
> to those who have spent many hours debating fine intellectual distinctions,
> but it reflects the general use of the word. In any field you will find
> general definitions that are at odds with the jargon. This is just another
> case of that.

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