Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 17, 2003, 3:54|
On 16 Oct 2003 at 22:35, Tristan McLeay wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, Paul Bennett wrote:
> Physically, there's no such thing as gender. You're talking about sex.
> Being pedantic because I think it's time to leave these discussions
> behind. They've been had in the archives, and like politics and religion,
> it won't get anywhere.
Pedantry, eh? You scamp. AHD agrees with the usage for "sex", and
even notes the usage is growing. Websters calls it "obsolete" for
"sex". WordNet agrees with the usage, with no comments on frequency
or currency. Draw from that whatever conclusions you're able to.
> > OTOH, there are several very real basises(?) for the use of simple
> Bases. (pr. \bay-seez\)
I know it would have been pronounced that way. I was trying to find a
way of spelling it that wouldn't be confused with the plural of
"base". I failed, and thus the obvious and marked misspelling.