Gaol and all
|Date:||Sunday, December 12, 1999, 4:55|
I thought Gaol and like was an old name for Jail. Could be the Theatre
and Gaol comes from the same root or likely cause of a possible place
Theatres used to be held at or ...
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999 11:07:04 -0500
From: John Cowan <cowan@...>
Subject: Re: Cyrillic for English
Raymond Brown scripsit:
> Could well be - or the older spellings kept for special effect - asI've
> occasionally met 'theatre' & 'gaol' in America to give 'quaint' or'olde
> worlde' effect.
"Theatre" is used in the sense "place where plays are performed" by
people in the theatre business, and a fortiori in the names of
theatres. In all other senses ("operating theater" in a hospital,
"movie theater", "theater of operations" in military strategy, etc.),
"theater" is used.
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