Re: Most annoying word

Subject: Re: Most annoying word
From: Geoff Lane <geoff -at- gjctech -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 17:01:12 +0000

On Tuesday, February 28, 2006, Ron Hearn wrote;

> I have no respect for people who continously say "with respect to"
> instead of "about" or "regarding".

Why? The usage is fine, so I wonder whether there's some connotation
that hasn't made it to this side of the pond.

"With respect to" is in the OED under "respect". It means, "as
concerns". It is also in Merriam Webster online. It means, "with
reference to" and, "in relation to".

Confused and bemused.



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RE: Most annoying word: From: Claire Conant
Re: Most annoying word: From: Edwin Skau
RE: Most annoying word: From: Ron Hearn

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