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RE: What is the language "British"?



dictionary.com sez basically that fuse is the thing you light to blow
something up and the fuze is an electronic version of same. 

-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com]
On Behalf Of Anne Wilson
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 10:08 AM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: What is the language "British"?

On Wednesday 30 August 2006 16:57, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, Grumpy_Penguin wrote:
> > I had to explain to an English teacher the difference between fuse 
> > and fuze
>
> What was the distinction that you were trying to make?
> In the dictionary I just checked, the definitions refer to each other 
> and pretty much make them synonyms.
>
Since I'd never heard of 'fuze' I checked four dictionaries.  Three of them
didn't list it.  The fourth said that it is a 'US variant spelling of
"fuse"'

Anne



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