OT: Dr Who

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Sun May 29 05:59:15 EDT 2005


I wrote with a weary sigh:

>>What I want to know is, why did they fix it?

and Roger replied:
>I think that's "improve".

Ah.  As in "change for no particular reason".

Now I want to know when the word "change" was superseded by the word
"improve".  Is this related to the word "progress" having come to mean
"change", with no mention of what direction the progress was in, whether
over a cliff or into a quicksand or just down a very dull road with no
particular merit?

Minnow


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