Re: superlative missuse

From: Angel Alvarez
Subject: Re: superlative missuse
Date: ,
Msg-id: 200905132036.17222.clist@uah.es
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In response to: Re: superlative missuse  (Tom Lane)
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superlative missuse  (Angel Alvarez, )
 Re: superlative missuse  (David Wilson, )
  Re: superlative missuse  (Craig James, )
 Re: superlative missuse  (Chris Browne, )
  Re: superlative missuse  (Tom Lane, )
   Re: superlative missuse  (Angel Alvarez, )
 Re: superlative missuse  (David Wilson, )

El Miércoles, 13 de Mayo de 2009 Tom Lane escribió:
> Chris Browne <> writes:
> >  (Angel Alvarez) writes:
> >> there is  not so 'more optimal' thing but a simple 'better' thing.
>
> > If I wanted to be pedantic about it, I'd say that the word "nearly" is
> > missing.
>
> > That is, it would be "strictly correct" if one instead said "more
> > nearly optimal."
>
> This sort of construction is longstanding practice in English anyway.
> The most famous example I can think of offhand is in the US
> Constitution: "... in order to form a more perfect union ..."

Wooa!!

So "Tom lane for President" still applies!! :-)

Thanks all of you.

>
>             regards, tom lane
>



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