Re: Why Lurk?

Subject: Re: Why Lurk?
From: Annamaria Profit <inteltek2 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 16:28:43 -0400


Well, it's not exactly misused--it just harkens back to a time when the world's population was smaller, and a 10% purge really depleted the ranks! So maybe the analogy is the same--only the raw numbers have changed.

Nancy Kaminski wrote:
> Decimate is always misused---it was originally the punishment of killing
> every tenth man in a Roman century (the military unit, not 100 years).

Annamaria Profit
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