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Re: [SLE] How's suse-linux-e spam checking?
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 13:53:17 -0700
  • Message-id: <200505221353.17378.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
Carlos, Colin,

On Sunday 22 May 2005 07:44, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Sunday 2005-05-22 at 10:36 +1000, Colin Carter wrote:
> > > It does good for my general culturization (does the word exist?)
> > > O:-)
> >
> > In America, anything is possible :-)
> I don't live there ;-)
> It probably doesn't, acording to the spell checker.

Close. It's "acculturation." To wit (via KDict):

WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]
n 1: the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding
culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of
their culture" [syn: socialization, socialisation,
2: all the knowledge and values shared by a society [syn: culture]
3: the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing
cognitive structure [syn: assimilation]

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]
38 Moby Thesaurus words for "acculturation":
Americanization, admission, adoption, affiliation, assimilation,
citizenship by naturalization, citizenship papers, civility,
civilization, complex, cultivation, cultural drift, culture,
culture area, culture center, culture complex, culture conflict,
culture contact, culture pattern, culture shock, culture trait,
education, enculturation, enlightenment, ethos, folkways,
key trait, mores, nationalization, naturalization,
naturalized citizenship, papers, polish, refinement, socialization,
society, trait, trait-complex

It's somewhat interesting that Moby Thesaurus suggests a U.S.-centric
sense for the word.

> --
> Cheers,
> Carlos Robinson

I'm cheery. (It's the endorphins.)

Randall Schulz

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