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Re: What is the language "British"?



On Tuesday 05 September 2006 12:25, 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.

And as a C.E.T. of 34 years, and chasing electrons for a living for 57 or 
so, I have yet to see the hot wire device designed to open a circuit when 
too much current flows called anything but a fuse, with an 's'.  Thats not 
saying it couldn't be so spelled in other locales, but here, there's only 
one way to spell it unless the writer failed spelling.

>-----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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