RE: Address this. . .

Subject: RE: Address this. . .
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <kevin -dot- mclauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 12:34:54 -0400


I've been trying to resist getting sucked into this debate about unresolved issues, but I finally lost the battle.

> And then, I quoted two dictionaries, one widely used
> in the USofA and the other widely used in Britain,
> neither of which had even a suggestion that "address"
> means "fix".


What about definition 2b in one of the Merriam-Webster entry you cited?



"2 a : to direct the efforts or attention of (oneself) <will address himself to the problem> b : to deal with : treat <intrigued by the chance to address important issues — I. L. Horowitz>"



"To deal with" certainly suggests "to fix" in my ear. But maybe I've just got tinnitis...

-Fred Ridder





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