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Published: Thursday, March 1 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Carlsbad, CA

Since when is disappear a verb?

Mark B
Eureka, CA

The term "disappear" with the meaning that it can be done TO someone is political, and I think in this usage dates back to dictatorial regimes in Argentina and Chile in the late 20th century. I grant that it seems awkward, but I'm sure talking about it is better than experiencing it.

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