[conspire] Folk etymology for fun and profit.

Nick Moffitt nick at zork.net
Sun Jan 20 04:22:34 PST 2008

Rick Moen:
> DuBois:   "How many times have you surveilled Mr. Reiser?" 

I understand that it's a term of art in law enforcement these days, but
I've always been irked by the verb "to surveil".  Surely "surveillance"
is the noun form of "to survey", no? 

Information gladly given, but safety requires           Nick Moffitt
avoiding unnecessary conversation.                     nick at zork.net

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