[Python-Dev] Warnings

Ben Wolfson wolfson at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 21:01:52 CET 2011

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> No, of course not -- although it might /affect/ said reader by causing
> him/her to think, "I don't think that word means what you think it means..."
>  ;)
> Seriously, it's best to use the correct words with the correct meanings.  If
> someone is willing to fix it, let them.

I'm sure this hypothetical reader will then look "assure" up in the
OED and find this:

 5. To make certain the occurrence or arrival of (an event); to ensure.

Ben Wolfson
"Human kind has used its intelligence to vary the flavour of drinks,
which may be sweet, aromatic, fermented or spirit-based. ... Family
and social life also offer numerous other occasions to consume drinks
for pleasure." [Larousse, "Drink" entry]

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