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William Flynn Wallace
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Fri Sep 17 13:28:50 UTC 2021
If you just search for 'synonym for comprise' you will find 'compose' right
there on the page. bill w
On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 12:57 AM John Grigg via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> I suspect "comprise" may actually become a synonym for "compose" within a
> century or two. The word just feels right to me, to be used in such a way.
> I now realize it is not currently a correct usage, but in time it may be. I
> have done my part.
> When I come out of cryonic suspension, this will be one of my first
> questions for the human and robot attendants!
> John ; )
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 5:06 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> Autofill is a good tool for dealing with cliches. When it anticipates
>> and autofills a cliche for me I change it to something else. bill w
>> On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 6:50 PM Anton Sherwood via extropy-chat <
>> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>> On 2021-9-16 07:51, BillK via extropy-chat wrote:
>>> >>From Merriam-Webster -------
>>> > Even if you despise comprised of and have made it your life's work to
>>> > expunge it from the writing of others, chances are very good that you
>>> > never approached the level of dedication exhibited by the Wikipedia
>>> > editor who, over a period of years, deleted tens of thousands of uses
>>> > of comprised of from that website (in addition to writing a 5,000 word
>>> > explanatory article).
>>> I am sometimes tempted to go on similar Wiki-jihad against "the fact
>>> that", due to the fact that a sentence comprising this phrase can
>>> usually be made shorter and clearer; "refer to", when it replaces "be"
>>> or "describe"; and "in terms of", which (outside a hard science context)
>>> seems to mean the writer can't be bothered in terms of finding a more
>>> specific preposition in terms of the intended meaning.
>>> *\\* Anton Sherwood *\\* www.bendwavy.org
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