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Bachelor's in Finance; minor in Economics Masters of Aeronautical Sciences

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Re: “American”  •  March 28, 2015, 1:06pm  •  3 votes

"The Oxford Companion to the English Language": America In modern English, North and South America are generally considered separate continents, and taken together are called the Americas in th

Re: Why do sports teams take a definite article?  •  March 20, 2015, 6:26pm  •  0 vote

A small clarification … sox is plural of sock. Thus, the Boston Red Sox is indeed plural. As for the Heat, heat is a play on words. Miami is hot but also the word 'heat' can mean 'pressure' or even

Re: Opposition to “pretty”  •  March 20, 2015, 5:31pm  •  1 vote

Is his teacher a nativ English speaker (or at least British taught by the note of "mates" insted of friends)? There's no good reason that I can think of aside from maybe he thought his students wer

Re: “Rack” or “Wrack”?  •  January 19, 2015, 2:41am  •  0 vote

OE wræc is also the root of wretch.

Re: What words were used to refer specifically to males before “man” did?  •  November 13, 2014, 12:40pm  •  0 vote

werwolf / werewolf wergeld / wergelt/ wergild Now, ‘were’ is noted to for any shapeshifting man-animal. There’s the weretiger ‘A creature of Southeast Asian myth; a shapeshifter who can assume the

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 23, 2014, 10:40am  •  0 vote

Pith is from OE piþa (þ=th). As for the shape pithy (pith+y), it shows up in ME as pithi (pithier, pithiest) often in the meaning of strong ... and the adv pithili (often in the meaning of thoroly).

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 10, 2014, 8:11am  •  0 vote

I saw this in a sci-fi book over the weekend: "English was the common tongue of the Imperium and seemed likely to remain so. Its flexibility, concision, and adaptability were certainly vastly prefe

Re: subwait  •  July 22, 2014, 10:28am  •  0 vote

I gess my whole thought is that the word "subwait" is unneed unless it is an offshoot of a bigger waiting area ... thus the "sub-". A few chairs by a door isn't truly a waiting area as a waiting spot

Re: subwait  •  July 21, 2014, 5:46pm  •  0 vote

Then is it too much troubl to say ... "Wait by the door?" Do folks truly need to be told that they can sit in the chairs by the door? However, the qwik look that I did, showed that a subwait is on

Re: subwait  •  July 12, 2014, 6:29am  •  0 vote

Well, since they're noting 'wait' as noun for 'waiting room' then think of how one would say, "Go to the small waiting room." ... There it it ... 'small-wait'; 'side-wait'; or my favorit ... wait-cove

Re: subwait  •  July 11, 2014, 3:38pm  •  0 vote

But with any end-fasts, it should make the word clearer ... not muddl things. If I were told to go to a "sub waiting" room, I would hav to ask where I need to put in my order for the kind of sub I wan

Re: “Anglish”  •  June 9, 2014, 11:23am  •  0 vote

If there is any nay that English has become the "lingua franca" of the world: So what are Brazil's sex workers doing to prepare for increased traffic during the World Cup? At the top of the list: l

Re: co- = subordinate vs. co = equals  •  May 30, 2014, 9:34am  •  0 vote

From the Oxford Dict. Online: usage: 1 In modern American English, the tendency increasingly is to write compound words beginning with co- without hyphenation, as in costar, cosignatory, and coprod

Re: “Between you and I...”  •  May 30, 2014, 9:32am  •  1 vote

One thing one must always keep in mind with the Great Bard, is that he was writing plays for entertainment. Liken to folks who write scripts for films ... we all know that films often note poor gramma

Re: “up on top” vs. “up top”  •  May 30, 2014, 9:27am  •  1 vote

I would say, "It's on top of the fridg". The 'up' isn't needed. Or ... if we both knew we were talking about the fridg, one could "It's up top." Still, I'd likely say 'on top'.

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  May 20, 2014, 12:11pm  •  0 vote

The plural of house (OE hus) in OE was hus. The plural was shown by the article. Once this shifted, it pickt up a regular 's' plural. Grouse is not found in OE. It's a borrow'd word and thus gets a

Re: Couldn’t Care Less  •  May 20, 2014, 11:54am  •  0 vote

As for thou/ye ... you was the objectiv, in OE thou (þu in OE) was singular and ye (OE ge) was plural there was also a dual. There was no polite singular. For a while, many tried to copy the French an

Re: Have diphthongs gone for good?  •  May 20, 2014, 1:47am  •  0 vote

Let me say at the beginning that it's late at night where I am and I hav a pounding headake right now ... so my writing may be even sloppier and odder than other times. That said ... Louisa Moats .

Re: Have diphthongs gone for good?  •  May 8, 2014, 2:21am  •  0 vote

Sorry for the late ... and long ... answer but I'v been offline. The guidelines of English spelling, such as they are, do work for about 85% of the words. But given the HUGE number of words in English

Re: Have diphthongs gone for good?  •  April 24, 2014, 1:29am  •  0 vote

@WW, you're right. I do liv in Latin America and the 15 or so vowel sounds for English and 40 or so ways to write them drives them up the wall. For byspel, they hav trouble with the 'flat' a as in Lar

Re: Have diphthongs gone for good?  •  April 23, 2014, 3:07pm  •  0 vote

More often than not, when a vowel is follow'd by an 'e', it shows that the first vowel is long ... foe, Gaelic, maelstrom ... when it doesn't (as in does), it can be befuddling to anyone who doesn't k

Re: Have diphthongs gone for good?  •  April 15, 2014, 10:59am  •  0 vote

I assume that you're talking about the letters æ and œ. The problem is that they show a sound that is alreddy shown by other letters and diphthongs. Thus they aren't needed for the long ē. In the I

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 4, 2014, 1:51am  •  0 vote

@jayles ... frame is a noteful word. The drawsbacks outweigh the good ... the boon ... the worth ... the rewards (ward is Teut.) ... the gain ...

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 3, 2014, 9:26pm  •  0 vote

@jayles ... Did you mean "freme"? The word fremful means beneficial, useful, effectiv. Most of the words that meant "benefit, advantage, profit" in OE didn't make it. The word "good" can often be p

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 24, 2014, 4:12pm  •  0 vote

@Jayles, benefit in ME was ... benefit ... also benefet. As for behoove (v)/behoof (n)... that's a long tale about how it was noted. But to answer your frain, yes, in ME it was noted in the first pers

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 7, 2014, 8:25am  •  0 vote

Another reason that English got swampt by Latinates is that many thought that Latin was the mother tung! There was a general idea among many that all English was derived from Latin, for no better r

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 6, 2014, 6:37pm  •  0 vote

Thanks Jasper but the 2nd 'cash' that is on the link is from Tamil thru Portuguese ... A coin of low value from China, southern India, or SE Asia.

Re: “Anglish”  •  February 18, 2014, 7:06am  •  0 vote

@Jasper, here is word that falls into that dead space between ME and the 1800s ... cash. The Oxford Dict. Online has two roots ( ... both comi

Re: Pronunciation of “often”  •  January 28, 2014, 9:19am  •  0 vote

I'v always he(a)rd it said both ways and I hav said it both ways. I don't think that it is anything new. As for spelling, as most of you know, I back spelling reform. Not in a radical way but to mo

Re: “Anglish”  •  January 17, 2014, 6:13am  •  0 vote

One more thing ... and it's been brought up before. The OED often stops ... by its only policy ... at Middle English starting in the year 1150. Thus is misses that "peace" first came into English in L

Re: “Anglish”  •  January 17, 2014, 6:03am  •  0 vote

@Jasper, yes the full OED has lots of quotes which help with the witt (sense) of how the word was being noted. They keep that behind their subscription firewall. Thanks for the offer ... and feel free

Re: “Anglish”  •  January 16, 2014, 7:13pm  •  0 vote

When about half of French is Anglo-Teutonish English, then they can whinge ... Look at the headline below ... It's mostly latinates. Drop these ugly Anglicisms ASAP, urge French language police A

Re: Fora vs Forums  •  January 16, 2014, 1:44pm  •  0 vote

Richard Chenevix Trench in "English Past and Present" writes: ... they were made to drop their foreign termination, or otherwise their foreign appearance, to conform themselves to English ways, and on

Re: On Tomorrow  •  January 16, 2014, 1:03pm  •  0 vote

@JLB ... Answer one of her emails with the mistake in it ... only send it to her and not anyone else. Softly tell her that you believe this to be a mistake but if she thinks it is good English then to

Re: “Anglish”  •  January 16, 2014, 12:56pm  •  0 vote

@Gallitrot, Etymonline takes a truly wary, chary way ... The writer isn't an etymologist himself, he only writes what can be found in other works. So, if you can find another upspring for a word .

Re: “You have two choices”  •  December 13, 2013, 2:13pm  •  0 vote

It means that you hav two and only two choices rather than say three choices ... three choosings ... three picks. As WW said, choice also means option.

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  December 5, 2013, 6:52am  •  0 vote

I feel your pain ... your akes ... your wrack (wrack in OE also meant pain ... pain was also pine [from Latin] ... same word, pain is a doublet that came thru French). I hav a lot of Hispanic frends t

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  December 4, 2013, 5:37pm  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... good words for progress (the noun) are headway and strides; wakefulness also works for insomnia or saying, "I was restless." I don't think that not knowing which latinates were in OE fo

Re: “Anglish”  •  December 4, 2013, 1:21pm  •  0 vote

huswifely - (adj) capable; economical; prudent (adv) capably; economically; prudently. ... huswife - (verb) to manage with frugality Liken to "economics

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 25, 2013, 5:15pm  •  0 vote

@HS ... ok, I'll bite. The threshold for Latinates ... for most Anglishers ... is when the Normans took over. Latinates in OE are given a by as they are thought of as mostly from the natural growth of

Re: Word in question: Conversate  •  November 25, 2013, 3:18pm  •  1 vote

As an American military vet, I can't recall seeing the word 'trainings' however a quick look over net shows that it tends to be found in "higher" writings ... that is, writings by folks with doctorate

Re: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”  •  November 15, 2013, 12:58pm  •  0 vote

@WW ... A few of those words on your list are well known outside of Scottish English. Well, at least they're known in AmE but then we hav a lot of folks whose forbears came from Scotland ... pinkie, w

Re: Pronunciation: aunt  •  November 15, 2013, 12:38am  •  0 vote

@Carol345 ... Lots of folks say the 'l' in walk, talk, asf. It's not hard to add the 'k' to 'tall' to make the 'talk' sound. But then, in my neck of the woods ... awl and all sound alike ... so the 'a

Re: “Anglish”  •  November 15, 2013, 12:14am  •  0 vote

Ængelfolc, if you're still out there I hav another odd one for your etym skills. German trübe, adj., 'turbid, gloomy, dull, dim', from MidHG. truebe, adj. (truobe, adv.), OHG. truobi, adj., 'obscur

Re: “Anglish”  •  November 14, 2013, 11:55pm  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... Yes, thole is a good one that I note. Dree is another one and is found in the phrase "dree one's weird". @Jasper ... Yes, words come and go. One word that has thankfully fallen out whic

Re: “feedback” and “check in”  •  November 14, 2013, 11:00pm  •  0 vote

@WW ... babysit is one word: ... Feedback as a noun goes way back to the 1800s. As verb, I'v found it at least back to 1959 (

Re: “Anglish”  •  November 5, 2013, 9:15am  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... Yes, more or less, it's true. It is also why grammarians tried to put Latin grammar rules onto English ... don't split the infinitiv; don't end a sentence with a preposition, and so forth.

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  October 26, 2013, 9:31am  •  1 vote

@Poppa Bear ... Pronunciation and spelling hav never been set in stone in English. If it had been, we'd still be writing hwæt for what, þurh (þ=th) for thru, and circ for church/kirk. That last one sh

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 13, 2013, 2:21pm  •  0 vote

@jayles ... I saw this today: Showing Joy Without French

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 13, 2013, 12:51pm  •  0 vote

@jayles ... I truly don't hav a problem with most short Latinates. I haven't found a word that I like better than "prey" when talking the hunted in a dark way. A good for "joy" tho might be win, wyn a

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 6, 2013, 1:11pm  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... I'v stumble'd over an answer to frain you put a long time ago ... another word for "person". It's Brit slang but it works most of the time: bod

Re: “Anglish”  •  August 30, 2013, 2:38pm  •  0 vote

@jayles ... How about, "open working hours". The boss is unbending/set/unyielding/hard/stubborn when it comes to pay raises". @Gallitrot I know that I keep beating this drum, but the OED's stand

Re: “Anglish”  •  July 26, 2013, 9:10am  •  0 vote

Should You Angle for Anglo-Saxon, or Enlighten with Latin? by Mark Nichol

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  July 25, 2013, 6:34pm  •  0 vote

@WW ... Yes, I think "spot on" is more British but I did hav a British neighbor for a while so maybe I pick'd it up from him. There are many reasons why some verbs that one might think should be st

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  June 14, 2013, 11:38pm  •  0 vote

@Limey Pat ... WW is spot on. BTW, "off of" isn't an Americanism. The OED finds it as far back as ME c1450. From Shakespeare's Henry VI, part 2, Act II: Simpcox: A fall off of a tree. And let's

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 25, 2013, 8:24am  •  0 vote

@JusticeJim ... True ... It's time for WW, Jayles, and I to take this back to the Anglish thread if we wish to keep talking about it.

Re: “Anglish”  •  May 25, 2013, 8:13am  •  0 vote

Since the net is down at my house (I'm in town right now), I'v been reading: "A Biographical History of English Literature" ... from 1873 I think (there's no date on the title page). A few qwotes:

Re: “Anglish”  •  May 25, 2013, 7:50am  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... You're always wondering about those Latinates in OE ... Here is a qwick and ruff list:

Re: “Anglish”  •  May 10, 2013, 2:19am  •  0 vote

You can also note "bendy" for flexible ... I hav been putting together as many words from William Barnes as I can find. It's a long list! Some of the words are

Re: When did we start pluralizing prepositions?  •  May 10, 2013, 2:14am  •  0 vote

The Oxford Dict. Online (OED) says this for backward(s): usage: In US English, the adverb form is sometimes spelled backwards (the ladder fell backwards), but the adjective is almost always backwar

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 10, 2013, 1:53am  •  0 vote

@WW "Every time one writes the -our ending in English, then you're giving "homage" to France" - This is the sort of balderdash … -- True is true whether it rankles one or not. There is no fonetic

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 10, 2013, 1:30am  •  0 vote

@ww - "inkhorn-terms" as "agile, education, harass, scientific, strenuous" - … Narrowly speaking, the inkhorn years were ruffly between 1550 and 1650; more broadly, some put it to any unneeded

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 10, 2013, 1:24am  •  0 vote

@Jasper I don't think that I'v ever said to "get rid of" the latinates. We can't do that. We can however, trim our noting of them and put many on the dusty sheets of the wordbooks but even then there

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 10, 2013, 1:19am  •  0 vote

@jayles ... Se móna acwanc ... The moon was a-quench'd (eclips'd) ... so, a "quench'd moon" ... or maybe a "hidden moon". I kind of like a "shadow moon". Anglish is a way to stretch the thinking. I

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  May 7, 2013, 8:40pm  •  0 vote

@Spydervr495 ... Yes, that should be 'owing to' ... I don't proofread ... I know that I'll make typos so I drive on. @Jayles ... I'v always said that I mind the short ones so much. But there are ma

Re: “Anglish”  •  May 7, 2013, 7:51pm  •  0 vote

For 'flexible, pliable', try "bendsome" ...

Re: Preferred forms  •  May 1, 2013, 1:54am  •  0 vote

It should come as no surprize That a word like apprise Is not a word that I apprize It cannot be otherwise Apprise is in the "The Dictionary of Worthless Words: 3,000 Words to Stop Using Now"

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 26, 2013, 8:57pm  •  0 vote

Looks like we can keep 'huge' ... I alway thought it might hav a Teutonic root: From Middle English huge, from Old French ahuge (“high, lofty, great, large, huge”), from a hoge (“at height”), from

Re: Reference, refer.  •  April 26, 2013, 8:49pm  •  0 vote

FWIW, reference as a verb has been written since at least 1837 ... It's old news.

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 26, 2013, 1:33am  •  0 vote

@jayles ... You might find this list a little handier, only be aware that there are a few small mistakes (like he has some in left column that hav Teutonic roots):

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 24, 2013, 8:53am  •  0 vote

Amber wasn't chosen as the root for electricity for its color but for its properties ... You rub amber and you get static electricity. Amber in Latin is electrum (from Greek, ήλεκτρο (ilektro)). From

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 23, 2013, 7:34pm  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc ... Here's another one for your etym skills. Here is one that has bother'd me for a long time … and I still don't know what to make of it, but I still play with it from time to time. OE

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 21, 2013, 12:37am  •  0 vote

Another fetching word I saw yestern ... riff ... upspring unknown ... might be from 'refrain' but more like a back-shaping from riffle. Here is the passage: ... a brilliant sci-fi '''riff''' on wha

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 21, 2013, 12:34am  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... I don't know if it would help to teach that -fer latinates can also be thought of as the same light as the word for ferry. Ferian was a well noted verb in OE. (Ger. führen, Dan. føre:

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 21, 2013, 12:10am  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc ... I thought that you might find this fetching. It's a slideshow put in a PDF file: from a talk: rtsp://

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 19, 2013, 11:23pm  •  0 vote

@Jayles - 'term' is likely ok. Even overlookt by the OED and others, there is OE termen, es; m — A term, fixed date Sometimes yu come full circul (OE circul from Latin circulum) … infer: from Lati

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 19, 2013, 2:48am  •  0 vote

Fetching words: fet (also means to fetch) ... piece Webster's 1913: Fet \Fet\, n. [Cf. feat, F. fait, and It. fett? slice, G. fetzen rag, Icel. fat garment.] A piece. [Obs.] --Dryton.

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 19, 2013, 2:39am  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc ... boon also means a favor or request as well as something is helpful or beneficial (OED). I think I'v said this before. For aft-1066 latinates: 1. Is the word short? One or two syllab

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 17, 2013, 5:38pm  •  0 vote

Why is that so many times, huru those Teutonic words that come thru French, the forefast a- or in- is always given as Latin? In OE, these were both Teutonic forefasts ... Why not in Frankish as well?

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 14, 2013, 8:59pm  •  0 vote

I hav a long list of "obsolete" words that I'm working thru, like: Whist, adj. - silent. When all were whist, king Edward thus bespoke. Hail Windsore where I some times tooke delight To hawke

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 14, 2013, 6:43am  •  0 vote

@Skeeter, I don't English follows the Latin sentence framework. Truthfully, Latin is more like Yoda-speak in that the verb is often at the end. For byspel, Agricola filiam amat ... Farmer daughter lo

Re: On Tomorrow  •  April 14, 2013, 6:09am  •  0 vote

@Wackyruss ... Hav you ever ask'd your coworkers why they say "on tomorrow"? I would hope that you're friendly enuff with them that they wouldn't be offended by the question. @Zee, I don't know wha

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 13, 2013, 10:04pm  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc ... "Simpler" was the bookwright's words. I quoted his text. The words after the *** are mine tho. Wan is a fore-fast as in wanhope. Here's a list:

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 13, 2013, 9:55pm  •  0 vote

I may be wrong but I only saw six words (out of a 100) on this list that are anglo-teutonic. Most of the rest are Latin/Greek rooted:

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 12, 2013, 7:58am  •  0 vote

@jayles … LOL … I like that … "She yielded for lunch." I would say, "She bought lunch." Or, drop the 'for' … "She yielded lunch." Settled the bill. … We might think that she 'quelled the bill'

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 10, 2013, 6:50pm  •  0 vote

To followup on Ængelfolc's inkhorn of the day ... crepuscular – resembling or relating to twilight … So why not note twilight or twilit? Some quotes from "Dictionary of Worthless Words: 3,000 W

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 10, 2013, 6:13pm  •  0 vote

A forgotten workhorse from OE and ME ... bego (be+go) ... seen mainly nowadays in 'begone'. to bego: go over, traverse; get to, come by, fall into to go to, visit, care for, cultivate, affect to

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 10, 2013, 5:46pm  •  0 vote

---@AnWulf - "It's hard for folks who hav spent years learning the latinates (as well as stupid spellings) to let them go." - Not only pretentious but condescending and insulting to British spelling.

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  April 6, 2013, 2:28pm  •  0 vote

The thing is that no one in England as a leg to stand on to jeer Scottish English (or Scots) as an "offshoot" of English when it is more "English" than English. It's even funnier when someone does it

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 6, 2013, 1:51pm  •  0 vote

@Gallitrot ... It's hard for folks who hav spent years learning the latinates (as well as stupid spellings) to let them go. The latinates are a shibboleth. A way of saying, "Hey, look at me, I know th

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 6, 2013, 1:38pm  •  0 vote

"Preposterous example" … Like "preposterous"? … Maybe outlandish? For different one can note other, another, otherly, or otherish: … sense of cultural pride, we have become fixated on the on

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 6, 2013, 12:51pm  •  0 vote

Whew … Stay offline for a few days and things heat up. Where to start? Go here to see a few byspels of fremd: pretentious adjective Clytemnestra is a pretent

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 3, 2013, 5:47am  •  0 vote

to shrepe - to clear: "The fog begins to shrepe yonder." … The Works of Sir Thomas Browne, p 238 fangast - a marriageable maid ... ibid, p237

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 3, 2013, 4:59am  •  0 vote

@Xen ... Stormfront also notes English ... Does that make English racist? Your lack of wit-craft (logic) is showing. Speaking of "pretentious" ... You don't think that you're being showy by noting

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 3, 2013, 4:57am  •  0 vote

@Xen ... Stormfront also notes English ... Does that make English racist? Your lack of wit-craft (logic) is showing. Speaking of "pretentious" ... You don't think that you're being showy by noting

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  April 2, 2013, 2:13pm  •  0 vote

I didn't say that Scots is French free ... only that it has more Anglo rooted words than does English. I should say more Anglo rooted words that are known and noted. It was farther away from the Willi

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  April 2, 2013, 8:42am  •  0 vote

@George7th ... LMAO ... To be truthful, that "spinoff" known as "Scottish English" (SE) is more "English" than English! SE has more Anglo-Saxon rooted words than does the English spoken and written in

Re: Adverbs better avoided?  •  April 1, 2013, 10:55am  •  0 vote

"To boldly go where no man has gone before." Nothing wrong with adverbs. They're found in Old English as well.

Re: “Anglish”  •  April 1, 2013, 8:49am  •  0 vote

Well, they're at it again ... —The team calls its biological transistor the “transcriptor."— What the heck kind of name is "transcriptor" .

Re: “Anglish”  •  March 11, 2013, 11:11am  •  0 vote

@WW ... "But is it any less pretentious to use words (real or invented) known only to a small band of enthusiasts (i.e. words that are foreign to people like me), rather than use the perfectly normal

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