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#1 2017-08-04 08:39:50

DavidTuggy
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c.f. < comes from

This came up, and may have been exemplified, in a post starting from December 2016 . ‘C.f.’ is of course a common mistake for ‘cf.’ (cf. Wiktionary. ad rem), but in most cases the usages suggest the perps are still thinking “compare” or something comparable.
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I couldn’t get Google to find what I wanted. (It insists on showing results for “cf.” when I tell it to search for “c.f.”, for instance.) Can the rest of you find cases where it seems to mean “comes from”?
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I rather like it that the subject of this email might be read as “comes from comes from comes from.”

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2017-08-04 08:51:04)


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