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USAGE: odd ones (was Re: Damin)

From:Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 15, 2005, 8:55
On 14 Feb 2005, at 11.15 pm, caeruleancentaur wrote:

> > > "...thuu is used for large sea-dwelling mammals such as dugongs and > turtles,..." > > I'd like to pick a nit. Surely the author knows that turtles are not > mammals. I can only see this as another example of believing that > the words "animal" and "mammal" are synonymous.
While on the subject of odd usages, I just came across a post with the subject header 'I have diven in agin' < browse_thread/thread/9a403b43e99e27c1>. It seems 'dive' is a regular strong verb nowadays :) -- Tristan.