Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2002 11:23:03 GMT
From: Bob <uctraingLOWSPAMnopsamanet.com>
Subject: Re: Minor repairs- Viggen Spoiler


On Sat, 6 Apr 2002 22:48:32 +0000 (UTC), H. <musicboxnopsamrider.co.uk> wrote: >Effectuate? Is this another of those americanizations of the English >language? Surely it would be quicker to type "fix the things"???!!! Actually, it's a very old word. ef…fec…tu…ate (¼-fµkìchõ-„tî) tr.v. ef…fec…tu…at…ed, ef…fec…tu…at…ing, ef…fec…tu…ates. To bring about; effect. [Medieval Latin effectu„re, effectu„t-, from Latin effectus, an effect. See EFFECT.] --ef…fecîtu…aìtion n. But, surely eschewing obfuscation might be of paramount importance in such circumstances. :-) Bob

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