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RE: (IAAC) Obj: The Fetus Nebula - NGC 7008 - Inst: 22" f/4.1, Dob



Why do you think it's degeneration, just because it's different? If that was
the case, we would all still be talking Middle English, including the Brits!
Think about it.
Are we lazy, or just progressive?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-netastrocatalog-announce@jovian.com
> [mailto:owner-netastrocatalog-announce@jovian.com]On Behalf Of Owen
> Brazell
> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 3:13 AM
> To: netastrocatalog-announce@jovian.com
> Subject: Re: (IAAC) Obj: The Fetus Nebula - NGC 7008 - Inst: 22" f/4.1,
> Dob
>
>
> True but the degeneration through laziness of any language is unfortunate.
> It is a bit like the increasing use of nebulas rather than nebulae that I
> see in saa and other US based groups.
>
>
> At 21:18 18/10/1999 EDT, you wrote:
> >Eric H./Qwen B.
> >Ref:
> >Funk & Wagnalls-Standard College Dictionary.
> >"foetal (fet!l), foetus (fe!tes), etc. See FETAL, FETUS, etc."
> >"fetal (fet!l) adj. Of pertaining to, or typical of a fetus:
> also spelled
> >foetal."
> >"fetus (fe!tes)  n.  pl. -tus-es  The individual unborn organism carried
> >within the womb---------. Compare EMBRYO. Also spelled foetus."
> >Lets get real! APPLES IS APPLES IS APPLES however you spell it it's an
> apple,
> >or a FETUS / FOETUS.
> >Lets observe stars, etc. Clear skies.
> >JimA
> >
> >
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