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Old 10-11-2012, 09:36   #291
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Originally Posted by Atlas View Post
The word "regulated" was used in that time to mean "well-equipped" or "well-trained".

This usage can be found in literature of the period, but is no longer common today.


It was used for example on clocks and timepieces of the period applied in a similar usage as "well-adjusted", to keep accurate time.
As an example, go back and look how the meaning of "gay" has change in to 200 years.

I think if you say

"He is a gay man" 200 years ago it would be taken in a completely different manner than it is today.

I highly suspect that the founding fathers would have nothing against a gay man but would have a lot against a homosexual man.
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