Someone is Saddam's Girlfriend (Was Re: The Art of Unix Programming)

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Tue Feb 11 04:45:26 PST 2003


On Tue, 11 Feb 2003 12:02:54 +0000
James Iwanek <chthon at chthon-uk.com> wrote:

> i have it on good authority both from a retired major and a general
> who actaully works for nato that  casualty means injured not dead

You cant have that on good authority, because the meaning of the word is
dictated both by context, and the intent of the person writing it.

Yes, its ambiguous in some cases. too bad.

(Or were you saying that you have direct information regarding the
specific use of the word in that specific document?)
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