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Re: vocabulary nit-picking

Poster: "Heather Swann" <swannh@psi.com>

> Elen Prydydd wrote: 
> > These two words are:  populous and populace.  "Populous" is an 
> > adjective that means, roughly, densely inhabited.  "Populace" is a 
> > noun that means, roughly, inhabitants. 
> And then said that the misuse of "populous" was making her twitch. 
> Normally I frown on quoting someone and saying "Me Too!" on the net, 
> but in this case I'd like to register my support for the correct use 
> of English.  Every time I read someone writing about "the populous" I 
> get a facial tick. 
> Dafydd 
Um, myself as well, milords and ladies.....auntie was an English teacher, you 


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