Retroactive - before a law goes into effect

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 10 19:13:33 UTC 2012

On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at> wrote:
> the law is being applied retroactively and it hasn't even taken effect yet, which seems to be a slight stretch of the normal use.

Benjamin, unless you're in your seventies - or should that be, "your
in you're seventies"? - getting  crotchety about language-change in
progress is not permitted! ;-)

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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