DECIMATE (one more time)

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Mon Jan 7 16:53:53 UTC 2008

I'm getting confused by this discussion.  Is it the
contention of this discussion that "decimate" does not
and never has meant killing one in ten; that such a
concept is totally foreign to the origin of this word
and has been invented in recent times to match the
word with a spurious etymology?

James D. SMITH                 |If history teaches anything
South SLC, UT                  |it is that we will be sued
jsmithjamessmith at     |whether we act quickly and decisively
                               |or slowly and cautiously.

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