X marrying Y <> Y marrying X?

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Thu Sep 13 22:01:11 UTC 2007

>e.g. that I distinguish between reduction and redaction?

Except that in fedspeak, "redaction" is just a cute word for
"deletion or obliteration," as far as I'm aware -- or does anyone
know of examples of government redaction that involve actual addition
or rephrasing of text?

But of course there are normal, non-governmental people who can use
"redaction" in the fuller sense. Evidently including the gentlemen
who promise to |ncr34s3 Laurence's p3n|s s|z3...

James Harbeck.

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