[Ads-l] opaque

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 5 23:53:51 UTC 2016

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 6:50 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> 'obtuse' (OED: "Obs.")

Indeed. The affliction formerly known as "obtuse-angle" glaucoma has been
dumbed down to "wide-angle"/"open-angle" glaucoma, even though it's still
necessary to read the whole article, so to speak, in order to understand
why it has that name. That is, "wide," and "open" are equally as obtuse as
"obtuse," in this case.
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