Re: Not Funny Now - Sad

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sun Aug 05 2001 - 06:08:46 MDT

The true and original meaning of "condescend" is to waive dignity or rank--to accommodate oneself to a social inferior.

I daresay that you both mean "to deal with people in a patronizing way".

Some dictionaries might approve of that usage.

It is as wrong as using "infer" and "imply" interchangeably.

Michael (I Have Spoken) M. Butler

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