[FFmpeg-cvslog] r11225 - trunk/libavformat/avformat.h

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Wed Dec 19 02:21:39 CET 2007

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:

> The Wanderer <inverseparadox at comcast.net> writes:
>> Balatoni Denes wrote:

>>> Argh, you have suppled Michael, and made him give up his own
>>> writing style which gave him a distinct personality on the ffmpeg
>>> lists... Bastards ;)
>> I don't quite find myself able to parse what you mean by "suppled"
>> here. I can sort-of glark the meaning from context, but I've never
>> that I recall run across "supple" as a verb before...
> Well, it's in the dictionary.  I guess the saying is true, that you 
> learn something new every day.

I just checked in gcide, and you're right, it's there - but all of the
listed meanings (and specifically the given examples) are what I would
characterize as archaic, to one degree or another. It may or may not be
significant that all of the examples given - for both the verb and
adjective senses - are cited as from a 1913 edition of Webster's...

I don't claim to be a perfect authority on the English language (or even
the American one), but I would certainly have never suggested using that
term in any context intended for public consumption unless you did not
care whether or not it were recognized. (Which may well be the case

       The Wanderer

Warning: Simply because I argue an issue does not mean I agree with any
side of it.

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