[Ads-l] "disenfranchised" = "disenchanted"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 23 21:43:24 UTC 2015


Believe it or not, I heard an identical usage within the past few days,
though I can't tell you just where.

Probably it was on TV.

JL

On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 1:31 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

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> A radio pundit on the Catholic Church hoping that -- or perhaps merely
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> ering whether -- the decrease in membership in America will be ameliorated
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> by the Pope's visit:=C2=A0 "Many Americans have been disenfranchised with
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> he Catholic Church in recent years."
> [Approximate; and I'm not sure whether he used "with" or "by".=C2=A0 Even
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> f he used "by", in the context I don't believe he meant "forced out";
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> r, "left voluntarily".]
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> Joel
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