@shahnm Or, a 2-pack of these at MorningSave for $29.95, which becomes 26.95 if you have VMP membership.
These appear to be the same model as here on Meh.
With the 2-pack, you can track up to 90 readings for 4 individuals. Or put one on each arm to compare (different readings on pressure could be a sign of blood flow / artery issues; of course pulse bpm should be the same, else a unit is defective).
Buying at MS won’t count toward lRK refund, though.
[Why does effective have a double “f”, but not defective? << the kind of question l used to bug my English teacher with! l seldom got good answers]
@phendrick@shahnm Good question!
When I was in college and taking chemistry, we were talking about the properties of elements.
I asked, if oxygen supports combustion, and hydrogen is combustible, why do we put it on fires and expect them to go out? (H20).
I was then invited into the hallway and was asked to choose another class. lol
So, I feel your pain. I ask those kinds of questions, too.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that my 4 years of high school Latin would come in handy when I first joined Meh.
So, if you really want to know, here you go-
Both words come from the verb facere, “to do,” which is every Latin students favorite verb according to my teacher.
Effective comes from the Latin adjective effectivus,which is from the verb efficio “to make, bring about, cause” (ex “out of” + facio “do”) Why the “ex” becomes an “ef,” I don’t know, but I suspect it has something to do with consonants vs vowels at the beginning of the verb.
Defective comes from the adjective defectivus, which comes from the verb deficio “undo.” (de “of, from” + facio “do”)