Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 08:06:33 -0400
From: David Muschell dmuschel[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: negatives and positives
When was "ruth" lost so that now we have only "ruthless"?
Does anyone have a reference?
And why don't we say:
"I was plussed about the Academic Council's decision (having an understanding)"
"The judge decided the thief was corrigible (able to be rehabilitated)"
"He has a domitable spirit (easily subdued)"
"The talk with the colleague had been very concerting (satisfying)"
"I felt very chalant while speaking before the gathering (nervous)"
"Luckily, my stacks of papers were very wieldy (easy to carry)"
Seriously, were there ever such words? Thanks for the "apt" reference on