[Ads-l] Well, that's unexpected - Fuse vs Fuze?

GUY LETOURNEAU Owner guy1656 at CENTURYLINK.NET
Mon Mar 16 16:15:08 UTC 2015


Say, do people make a big distinction between 'fuse' and 'fuze?'
Is 'fuse' replacing 'fuze' anyway.

- GLL

On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 10:25 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>
> I think I posted something on this a few years back.  At any rate, I recall
> a graduate student in English insisting to me some ten or twelve years ago
> that "diffuse" was correct in such cases.
>
> She wasn't sure why. Maybe because "defuse" meant bombs.
>
> On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 3:17 PM, guy1656 at centurylink.net wrote:
>
> > I imagine distribution by means similar to an aerosol spray.
> >
> > > Poster:       Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
> > >
> > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > >
> > > Perhaps she was thinning it out, rather than spreading it around.
> > > On Mar 14, 2015 6:23 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> > >
> > -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > >
> > > Daily Kos headline:
> > >
> > > "Joan Baez _diffuses_ right-wing protest at Idaho concert"
> > >
> > > Isn't she a left-over lefty from the '60's?

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