Decimate ... Phillip and Ralph

To: Reid <>,
Subject: Decimate ... Phillip and Ralph
From: "John A. Gamblin" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 18:38:44 -0800 (PST)
So Phillip and Ralph,
Is it wrong to use the term decimated coconut considering the ten per cent GST now applied? a number of young ones around me now ask this of you both.
Even Warmer greetings,

Reid <> wrote:
The most probable correct antonym for 'decimate' would be to use the Latin root for 'ify', meaning "to make or cause to become". Thus, to make something become one-tenth of its former quantity or state, the word would be 'decify'.



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