The Lexicographer at Buckingham Palace has confirmed that
"Actua" is a quasi-acronym for "Act yoUr Age" since 3-D is
unlikely to sell a machine that cheap..... and Her Majesty is
not amused. This is just some "smoke-and-mirrors" from 3-D.
Perhaps 3-D was thinking of Actua(lization) of CAD-concept !
On Mon, 12 Feb 1996, Ian Gibson wrote:
> >>what "Actua" is supposed to mean?
> >Its an old southern term meaning act youall.
> >In other words GET BUSY, Get involved, DO SOMETHING.
> >Californians can't speak southern.
> >Happy to translate!
> I disagree. It is a derivation of Hong Kong Cantonese - Act 2 aa (in order
> to balance the word soundings an optional aa is often put at the end of
> In other words - 2nd generation RP.
> Dr Ian Gibson
> Dept. Mechanical Engg.
> University of Hong Kong
> Hong Kong
> tel: +852 2859 7901
> fax: +852 2858 5415
> Remember, as my Grandmother used to say, "Sit still and behave yourself!".
> She was full of wisdom, my Grandmother.
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