Re: appears vs is displayed

Subject: Re: appears vs is displayed
From: "Huber, Mike" <mrhuber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 11:43:02 -0600

Actually, if we are worried about changed meanings in translation, I'm
willing to bet money that there are languages and cultures where the
translation of the intransitive version of "display" is considered
obscene.

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>From: John Kohl[SMTP:sasjqk -at- UNX -dot- SAS -dot- COM]
>Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 1997 9:20 AM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Re: appears vs is displayed
>
>In article <1997Mar25 -dot- 093956+0000 -at- dburke -dot- tydac -dot- com>, Diane Burke
><dburke -at- RIGEL -dot- TYDAC -dot- COM> writes:

>NO-O-O-O! Sorry, but this is one of my pet peeves. "display" is a
>transitive verb--you cannot (or should not) use it without a direct
>object. I.e., you can display SOMETHING, or you can say that something
>IS DISPLAYED, but if you use "display" in active voice without a direct
>object, it refers to a bird (such as a peacock) displaying its feathers
>to another bird in a mating ritual. (Look it up--that's the intransitive
>definition in Webster's.)
>

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