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Chandrasekhar Krishnan
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 2:38:28 PM

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Is it possible to manufacture a fait accompli?
Higgs271
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 3:02:06 PM

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Chandrasekhar Krishnan wrote:
Is it possible to manufacture a fait accompli?


I believe by accepted definition that a fait accompli always implies something manufactured.

Rajinder Tyagi
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 3:38:35 PM

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Chandrasekhar Krishnan wrote:
Is it possible to manufacture a fait accompli?


The noun "fait accompli" means "something that has already happened or been done and cannot be changed". In the above question, it is implied that "manufacturing" is a future event/activity! "Fait accompli" refers to a past action/event. So the question of 'manufacure/manipulation' should not arise.
leonAzul
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 3:40:14 PM

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Chandrasekhar Krishnan wrote:
Is it possible to manufacture a fait accompli?


An action is done, not made.

The phrase "fait accompli" is just a fancy way of saying that an action is already completed, or a "done deal".

The more intriguing question is what this has to do with science or technology. Conflating grammar with vocabulary is bad enough, but this is well beyond the pale.

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