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Re: What is the language "British"?



On Tuesday 05 September 2006 09:25 am, Michael P. Brininstool wrote:
> 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"'
Never spent much time blowing up things eh ;-)
>
> Anne


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