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  • Ron Mackey

    Ron Mackey June 21, 2006, 11:27 p.m. (Message 45627)

    RE: Divided by a common language (was Reels and Hornpipes)

    > We do have a minor problem in English, in that the opposite
    > of "within" obviously should be "without", but that's taken
    > for a rather different meaning.  That's typical for such  a
    > poorly designed language, I guess.
    
    But 'without' can be used with the same meaning as 'outwith'.  Quite 
    possibly the latter was invented to avoid the confusion caused by the 
    two  meanings of the former ...   if you see what I mean?
          

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