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You're right, except, "words mean what I want them to mean."


1.  Alice in Wonderland

2.  William Jefferson Clinton, on the definition of is.

3.  "Dictionary of Civil Engineering" by John S. Scott 

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> From: Bill Allen <Bill(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: English 101
> Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 2:01 PM
> Degenkolb's website has a structural quiz. See:
> then click on "Online Quiz"
> Question #4 refers to "aseismic design". The answer is:
> "Aseismic is the correct word for description of resistance to seismic
> effects, although the term seismic design is more commonly used".
> I know my strength is NOT English grammar, but I think this answer is
> incorrect. I've always thought that "aseismic" means "non-seismic". Of
> course, my Webster's doesn't have the word (neither does
> ).
> Does anyone have an opinion or, better yet, a definitive answer on this?
> It was the only question I missed :o(.
> Regards,
> Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)