05 January, 2013


Pedantry corner

From The Bolton News

From the Oxford English Dictionary
affect n.

5b. Psychol.(and Psychiatry) A feeling or subjective experience accompanying a thought or action or occurring in response to a stimulus; an emotion, a mood. In later use also (usu. as a mass noun): the outward display of emotion or mood, as manifested by facial expression, posture, gestures, tone of voice, etc.

I suppose the attack may have had the effect of affecting the boys' affect, but perhaps I am being too kind.

Maybe I'm getting old, but this kind of illiteracy in supposedly professional journalists effects considerable disappointment.

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