underlying » underline

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • The underline message was: welcome to Kashmir. It is normal. (The Tribune, Chandigarh, India, Oct. 11, 1998)
  • In any case, the underline principle behind the Copyright Law of the country is that the moment a person produces any original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, there is copyright protection inherent in the same. (Inomy: The New Economy of India, Dec. 21, 2002)
  • But the underline problem is that you’re assuming that a maori will fit that description and that a white guy won’t. (BigFooty Boards, June 24, 2002)

Appears to be most common in Indian English and other Asian Englishes.

(See also underlying » underlining.)

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/02/17 |


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    Commentary by Rachel , 2006/02/25 at 11:40 pm

    I read a comment at Pajiba ( www.google.com/search?hl=… ).

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