Thursday, December 30, 2004

Subtle cultural influence?

Maybe I am blowing smoke into the wind here, but I happened across the following definition of 'effected' via hyperdictionary:

Definition:[adj]  settled securely and unconditionally; "that smoking causes health problems is an accomplished fact".
Synonyms: accomplished, established, settled
I propose the following example for the meaning of the word 'effected' and the corresponding synonym accomplished: "It is an accomplished fact that cultural preoccupation with safety and health is a smoke screen for control and domination".