[Ads-l] to "question"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 30 18:22:43 UTC 2015


Jerry and Larry, that was my thinking.

The authorities were in a position to know with certainty whether the
leaked conversations were accurate or not. So I don't believe that they
would "cast doubt." More likely they would confirm or deny.

JL

On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at mst.edu>
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> Looks like a blend: "The government does not question the accuracy of the
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> 'To attempt to deny (that)' :=0A=
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> cockpit recordings from the Germanwings flight, "but does not question
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> the information is accurate."=0A=
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> Some OED defs. come close, but definitely no cigar.=0A=
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