the meaning of REDACTED

David A. Daniel dad at POKERWIZ.COM
Fri Sep 14 10:04:01 UTC 2007

Did I miss where someone said Safire's column last Sunday was "Redact This"?
If I did, sorry for the repetition. If not, it is here

>We all know that Wikipedia is not authoritative in the way that a
>or real encyclopedia is. However, it generally gives a pretty good snapshot
>how words are generally construed, and a quick look at Google confirms that
>REDACTION and REDACTED are rarely if ever used to mean 'edited by
>adding substa
>ntial material'. All of the people who advertise penis augmentation are
>promising the addition of substantial material. If anyone can find a
>penis-enchancement ad that offers "redaction" I will be very surprised

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