[rescue] Mainframe on eBay
mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Mon Sep 19 00:18:02 CDT 2005
>> Current peeve: people who conflate all the [...]
> Current peeve: people who use made-up words like "conflate".
Try looking it up before you accuse people of making it up. My
dictionary (Webster's Third New International) traces it to Latin
"conflatus", past participle of "conflare", to blow together ("con" +
"flare"). www.dictionary.com agrees.
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