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Old August 16th, 2011 #119
Marse Supial
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"Decimated" when "devastated" is meant.

Decimated, from the root word 'deci', meaning 10 or tenth, means to destroy, or kill, or take away 1/10th of. Thus, if something has been "decimated", it is still 90% intact.

"Devastated", on the other hand, means to wipe out, to lay waste to.

So that the niggers can understand:

This area has been decimated by a tornado:

This area has been devastated by a tornado:

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