Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 15 19:21:48 UTC 2012

That's three now--convert, confidence game, contra ("pro and con"). But
there is also conservative (e.g., neocon) and convert, although each of
these usually appears in narrower circumstances and is not likely to
appear in a psychiatric paper.


On 1/15/2012 11:23 AM, ronbutters at AOL.COM wrote:
> Meaning "convict" (noun) or "con" 'against'?
> Sent from my iPad
> On Jan 12, 2012, at 10:24 PM, Dan Nussbaum<yekkey at AOL.COM>  wrote:
>> I just saw the word con used in a scientific (Psychiatric) paper. How unusual is this?
>> Dan Nussbaum

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