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Re: Is your ISP Influenza-ready?

  • From: Joseph S D Yao
  • Date: Fri Apr 21 10:16:08 2006

On Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 10:53:33AM -0700, David W. Hankins wrote:
> It's like someone intentionally optimized this function specifically to
> be the most pessimal.

If you know the word "pessimal" [malus, pejor, pessimus = bad, worse,
worst], you should know that "most pessimal" is redundant - perhaps
allowable for emphasis - and that "optimized to be pessimal" is so much
an oxymoron it must be deliberate.  But why not just say "pessimized"?


Joe Yao
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