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Old May 31st 11, 10:45 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Richard Tobin
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The results page from http://www.speedtester.bt.com/ says

These figures represent the ratio while sententiously passing Sub
BE, Normal BE and Priority BE marked traffic.

What word did they mean to use instead of "sententiously"?

Simultaneously? Sequentially? Systematically? Tendentiously?

-- Richard

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Old May 31st 11, 11:14 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Adrian C
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On 31/05/2011 09:45, Richard Tobin wrote:
The results page from http://www.speedtester.bt.com/ says

These figures represent the ratio while sententiously passing Sub
BE, Normal BE and Priority BE marked traffic.

What word did they mean to use instead of "sententiously"?

Simultaneously? Sequentially? Systematically? Tendentiously?

-- Richard


Propositionally?


Me googlefu thinks something to do with 'Sentential logic'.

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Old May 31st 11, 11:47 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Howard Neil
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On 31/05/2011 09:45, Richard Tobin wrote:
The results page from http://www.speedtester.bt.com/ says

These figures represent the ratio while sententiously passing Sub
BE, Normal BE and Priority BE marked traffic.

What word did they mean to use instead of "sententiously"?

Simultaneously? Sequentially? Systematically? Tendentiously?

-- Richard


BT management speak? ;-)

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Howard Neil
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Old May 31st 11, 12:05 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Chris
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On 31/05/11 09:45, Richard Tobin wrote:
The results page from http://www.speedtester.bt.com/ says

These figures represent the ratio while sententiously passing Sub
BE, Normal BE and Priority BE marked traffic.

What word did they mean to use instead of "sententiously"?

Simultaneously? Sequentially? Systematically? Tendentiously?


According to OED it's a real word:

1. According to the sense; not word for word (of a translation). /Obs. rare/
2. In a sententious manner; tersely and pithily.


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Old May 31st 11, 12:40 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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chris wrote:
On 31/05/11 09:45, Richard Tobin wrote:
The results page from http://www.speedtester.bt.com/ says

These figures represent the ratio while sententiously passing Sub
BE, Normal BE and Priority BE marked traffic.

What word did they mean to use instead of "sententiously"?

Simultaneously? Sequentially? Systematically? Tendentiously?


According to OED it's a real word:


I am amazed you did not know it..


1. According to the sense; not word for word (of a translation). /Obs.
rare/
2. In a sententious manner; tersely and pithily.


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Old May 31st 11, 07:18 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
George Weston
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On 31/05/2011 11:05, chris wrote:
On 31/05/11 09:45, Richard Tobin wrote:
The results page from http://www.speedtester.bt.com/ says

These figures represent the ratio while sententiously passing Sub
BE, Normal BE and Priority BE marked traffic.

What word did they mean to use instead of "sententiously"?

Simultaneously? Sequentially? Systematically? Tendentiously?


According to OED it's a real word:

1. According to the sense; not word for word (of a translation). /Obs.
rare/
2. In a sententious manner; tersely and pithily.


They may well be taking the pith?
;-)
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Old June 1st 11, 12:25 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Richard Tobin
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In article , chris wrote:

These figures represent the ratio while sententiously passing Sub
BE, Normal BE and Priority BE marked traffic.


According to OED it's a real word:


Oh yes, it's quite real, it just doesn't mean anything relevant to
the context!

It's just about possible that it's a technical term, but given the
poor writing elsewhere in the speed test ("number of threads are 16")
I think it's more likely to be a mistake.

-- Richard

 




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