Floating point routines for the 6809
toby at telegraphics.com.au
Tue Mar 28 11:58:50 CDT 2017
On 2017-03-28 11:23 AM, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote:
> On 28 March 2017 at 08:54, jim stephens via cctalk
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> I need to scrounge around
> Hmm. That is not a possible usage of "scrounge" the way I know it. You
> can't scrounge something you already have. It doesn't mean "search
> for", it means "to pilfer", to get something off someone by the
> pretence of borrowing it when you have no intention of ever returning
> or repaying it. I.e. it's borderline theft.
> It can mean to scavenge or to forage -- to go and seek something that
> isn't yours that you can take and keep or use.
> It doesn't mean to borrow, to seek, to look for.
Then it's a regional thing.
Where I come from you can definitely say "scrounge up" as "to look for",
either in one's own stuff, or "somewhere".
The pejorative sense of "scrounger" is different.
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