Current/Present

Subject: Current/Present
From: "Daniel E. Wise" <dewise -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 1996 09:57:27 -0700

Colleagues,

Methinks we swallow camels and choke on gnats. The language is
evolving (some say devolving). If you are a purist, current and
present are *not* synonyms. If you don't care, they are. Thus
triweekly means both three times a week (formerly thrice weekly) and
once per three weeks, and on and on. If you buy prepend, why do you
choke on current meaning present?

Dan Wise

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