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Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: What's the singular of hose?

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  • Kirrily Robert
    ... I think archaic means old-fashioned whereas obsolete means not used anymore . So an archaic term can be used, though it would sound funny to most
    Message 1 of 16 , Nov 1, 2002
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      Jenn wrote:
      > There's probably a difference in terminology between obsolete and
      > archaic, but I don't feel like digging through the Guide to the OED to
      > figure it out....

      I think "archaic" means "old-fashioned" whereas "obsolete" means "not
      used anymore". So an archaic term can be used, though it would sound
      funny to most people, whereas an obsolete word is no longer part of the
      language.

      Yours,

      Katherine

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      Lady Katherine Rowberd (mka Kirrily "Skud" Robert)
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