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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-11-18 12:32:58

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'apropose' for 'apropos'

I would guess that some writers think that ‘apropos’ means something like, ‘in response to your proposal.’ About 400 ghits ( however, ‘apropose’ is also seen as a substitute for ‘appropriate’ and ‘proposal.’):

Apropose of yesterday’s anti-gay remarks from the Vatican, here is a cartoon from the Miami Herald that sums up my feelings quite nicely.

today, apropose of nothing, someone posted ten gary lineker masks through our
front door.

Apropose of the former, he emphasized that despite the fact that accounting rulespromote better disclosure …

“Apropose the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State Union
Serbia and Montenegro, Mr. Svilanovic, given today to the Montenegrin news … index.php?akcija=rubrika&rubrika=&row=400&

Apropose of comments above, even from the outside it looks like the roof is
squashing the walls. 2005/01/big_new_church_.html

Apropose Our discussion, here’s an excerpt from a MoveOn E-mail I received …



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