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Desdinova
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join:2003-01-26
Gaithersburg, MD
reply to XANAVirus

Re: Do We Need New Precedent?

I enjoy playing Grammar Nazi with lots of folks when they use the "un" prefix, as it usually (but not always) means to reverse an action already taken:

Waitress: "Would you like your tea sweetened or unsweetened?"
Grammar Nazi: "It seems amazingly complicated to sweeten the tea and then unsweeten it again. How about you just bring me non-sweetened instead?"

Hilarity (or at least odd glances) ensue.