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From sameer <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache/htdocs/manual/misc FAQ.html
Date Tue, 22 Apr 1997 00:14:19 GMT
	And here I was thinking that the 'ConneXion' in 'Community
ConneXion' was an incorrect speling. Thanks. =)

> On Mon, 21 Apr 1997, sameer wrote:
> > > coar        97/04/21 15:43:25
> > > 
> > >   Modified:    htdocs/manual/misc  FAQ.html
> > >   Log:
> > >   	Update comments and add nph-script Q&A.  (BTW, "connexion" is *not*
> > >   	a typo!)
> > 
> > 	ok, I'm confused. What's 'connexion' then?
> British (and mildly historical) spelling of connection.  You want
> the full history?  How about... "after you have connexed to the
> server, it will drop the connextion if it doesn't like you being
> connexed."  I think that's correct, but I'm no expert... <g>
> Courtesy of the OED:
> connexion, connection (k&schwa.'nekS&schwa.n). [ad. L. connexion-em (in cl. L.
> conexion-) binding together, close union, n. of action f. co(n)nect-ere (ppl.
> stem co(n)nex-) to CONNECT: cf. Fr. connexion (14th c. Oresme), Pr. connexio,
> Sp. conexion, Pg. connexao, Ital. connessione.  The etymological spelling
> connexion is the original in Eng.; in 17th c. it was supported by the verb
> CONNEX; after the latter was displaced by CONNECT, the sb. began c 1725-50 to
> be often spelt connection, a spelling which, under the influence of
> etymologically-formed words, such as affection, collection, direction,
> inspection (all f. L. ppl. stems in -ect-), is now very frequent.
>   The earlier Eng. lexicographers, including Bailey, Johnson, Walker, Todd,
> Crabb, recognize connexion only. Connection appears in Webster (1828) who says
> `For the sake of regular analogy, I have inserted Connection as the derivative
> of the English connect, and would discard connexion'.  This preference has
> been followed by other dictionaries in U.S.  Latham would differentiate the
> two spellings and use connexion only in senses 5-8.  Connexion is the official
> and invariable spelling in sense 8, and was used in all senses by the majority
> of writers (or printers) in England until the mid-20th c., when connection
> became more ususal.]

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