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Thread #132499   Message #4077935
Posted By: GUEST
02-Nov-20 - 06:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Right, Nigel. Psychologists use affect as a noun to mean emotion.

Also, I can effect a change.

What's wrong with contact as a verb when I don't wish to specify the method? If I tell my assistant to contact a vendor, s/he may write, telephone, text, fax, send an e-mail or visit the firm.
It's my own fault, but I can never remember what a meme or a trope is.