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Postby Slava » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:08 pm

A very hot word these days. I also like the write-up from etymonline.
1802, from Fr. surveillance "oversight, supervision, a watch," noun of action from surveiller "oversee, watch," from sur- "over" + veiller "to watch," from L. vigilare, from vigil "watchful" (see vigil). Seemingly a word of the Terror in France. A hideous back-formation, surveille (v.), was coined in 1960 in U.S. government jargon. Pray that it dies.
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Re: Surveillance

Postby Philip Hudson » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:42 pm

A worthwhile surveillance: "I'm looking over a four leaf clover that I overlooked before."
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