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Sounds like a "shaky" subject to me.

Bill Allen wrote:

> Fred-
>
> Thanks.
>
> But, the definition you have provided sounds pretty "non-seismic" to me.
>
> Besides, wouldn't "aseismic" have to mean either "seismic" or "non-seismic"?
>
> Get off that fence :o).
>
> No, I won't get started on retrofit/rehabilitation.
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Bill
>
> current count: "seismic": Bill Allen, USGS, Webster's. "non-seismic":
> Degenkolb, "Dictionary of Civil Engineering" by
> John S. Scott
>
> and, one abstention.
>
> Regards,
>
> Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
> ALLEN DESIGNS
> Consulting Structural Engineers
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>
> ||-----Original Message-----
> ||From: fturner [mailto:fturner(--nospam--at)quiknet.com]
> ||Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 3:32 PM
> ||To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> ||Subject: Re: English 101
> ||
> ||
> ||Bill- IMHO, "aseismic" does not mean "seismic" nor does it mean
> ||"non-seismic".
> ||
> ||A book titled "Earthquakes" by a former Chairman of our
> ||Commission, Bruce
> ||Bolt, defines "aseismic" as "one that is almost free of
> ||earthquakes." This
> ||book is on its third printing as of 1993.
> ||
> ||Hope this helps,
> ||
> ||Now please don't get me started on other word-tiffs like
> ||"rehabilitation"
> ||versus "retrofit"...
> ||
> ||Fred
> ||----- Original Message -----
> ||From: "Bill Allen" <Bill(--nospam--at)AllenDesigns.com>
> ||To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> ||Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 2:43 PM
> ||Subject: RE: English 101
> ||
> ||
> ||> Of course you are right, Fred. Unfortunately you answered the wrong
> ||> question. It was not whether there would be a better word
> ||than "aseismic".
> ||>
> ||> The question to you Fred is do you understand the word
> ||"aseismic" to mean
> ||> "seismic" or "non-seismic"?
> ||>
> ||> I think I got all my "e"s, "i"s, "s"es and "m"s correct in
> ||this and my
> ||> previous post. If not, pardon me and please try to wade through the
> ||trivial
> ||> (for a change) and stay on point. O.K.?
> ||>
> ||> Regards,
> ||>
> ||> Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
> ||> ALLEN DESIGNS
> ||> Consulting Structural Engineers
> ||> Laguna Niguel, CA
> ||> http://www.AllenDesigns.com
> ||> V (949) 365-5696
> ||> F (949) 249-2297
>