Talk:bland

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Merge senses[edit]

The two given definitions seem very close to me. Could/should they be merged? --sanna 09:11, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

The defs, imported from Websters, were very close. Websters seems to have been deliberate about the distinction of senses, though, given the examples. Note that "a bland diet", an example for the second sense, is a diet that does not irritate. If it were meant in the first sense, it might be merely an uninteresting diet. I have tweaked the definitions in an attempt to emphasize their contrast, but somebody can probably improve on that contrast. Rod (A. Smith) 08:35, 13 August 2006 (UTC)