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Dan Abel
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In article >, JimLane
> wrote:

> Faux_Pseudo wrote:
> > _.-In, JimLane wrote the following -._

> >>Argue with the dictionary. Personal opinions are like a++holes, everyone
> >>has one.

> > So offer your asshole^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H opinion on this:
> > Is pasta with tomato sauce 'authentic' Italian?
> > Is broccoli beef authentic Chinese?

> Go argue with the dictionary, fool.

From my American Heritage online dictionary, authentic is defined as:

1. Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief:
an authentic account by an eyewitness. 2. Having a claimed and verifiable
origin or authorship; not counterfeit or copied: an authentic medieval
sword. 3. Law Executed with due process: an authentic deed.

I chopped off definitions #4 and #5, since one was about music and one was

Which one of these definitions apply, and how does it apply?

I find it amusing that those who count on the dictionary for support often
assume what is in it without checking. I often find that the dictionary
doesn't support those who cite it.

Dan Abel
Sonoma State University