Spelling mistakes!

Chris F.A. Johnson cfajohnson at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 15:56:34 EST 2006

On 2006-01-08, Robin Becker wrote:
> Chris F.A. Johnson wrote:
>> On 2006-01-08, Terry Hancock wrote:
>>>BTW, one of the most common programming spelling errors is
>>>"deprecate" versus "depreciate" -- I wonder how many people
>>>actually realize that both words exist, but have entirely
>>>different meanings?
>>    The words overlap in meaning. Both can mean to disparage or
>>    belittle.
>>    Some dictionaries give 'depreciate' as a definition of 'deprecate'.
> Well if someone told me my investments were deprecated I'd take that 
> differently to them being depreciated.

   That's why I said "overlap", not that they are the same.

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