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Gaol and all

From:abrigon <abrigon@...>
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 - as
> occasionally met 'theatre' & 'gaol' in America to give 'quaint' or
> 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. -- John Cowan I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Thousands of Stores. Millions of Products. All in one place. Yahoo! Shopping: