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VOL. 78 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2020
“Affect” is almost always a verb—e.g., “Alcohol affects the liver”. “Effect” is
almost always a noun—e.g., “One effect of inflation is a decrease in discretionary
An “affect” is also psychological jargon and means the expression of emotion
or feelings displayed through facial expressions, gestures, voice tone,
laughter or tears. A restricted “affect” describes a mild restriction in the
range or intensity of display of feelings. It is a noun.
The simplest way to recall the difference between the two is to try to turn
each into the plural. The plural of effect is effects, which means “goods”. If
you try to turn “affect” into the plural, you get a nonsense (unless you are
using the word in psychological jargon).
Forgotten English: snowbroth, being the pool of liquid and mush left behind
when snow melts (height of usage: 1500s).
The Cedillos Law Firm based in Houston, Texas invokes elephant imagery
on its website and in its furnishings: “The elephant is revered as a symbol
of strength and power. It is praised for its longevity, mental faculties, cooperative
spirit and loyalty. We value these traits at Cedillos Law Firm and, for
this reason, our logo is the elephant, found at many places in our office”.
Amber K. van Drielen, who practises at One World Law Group in beautiful
Golden, B.C., was recently appointed to the board of the College of the Rockies
for a term ending July 31, 2021.
In Re Rafter, 2018 NSSC 331, Registrar Balmanoukian commenced a case
about “disability tax credits which are attributable to a period prior to a
bankruptcy, but which were paid after the bankrupt’s discharge”, as follows:
Writing in mid-December, I consider it apt to begin with a parable.
A Renaissance scholar, an Enlightenment scholar, and an Insolvency
scholar are each instructed to write an essay about the elephant. In due
course, each turn in their works.
The Renaissance scholar’s effort is entitled, “Art and the Elephant.” The
Enlightenment scholar’s, “The Elephant and Reason.”
The Insolvency Scholar submits, “The Elephant: Is it property or
This case begs the same question and, for the reasons which follow, with
one minor exception I say it is neither.
Gurleen S. Sahota was reappointed to the Delta Police Board for a term ending
June 30, 2022.