In a message dated 14/11/2004 04:02:21 GMT Standard Time, 
Diane  writes:

>NB: Sue, what is true tolerance as opposed to laxness?  I  mean, how can
you tell? <

Well, I suppose I'm not authorised to do so (Judge not...), but in  principle 
I'd say that if it hurts, it's tolerance. The word is  from 'tuli', the 
perfect tense of 'ferre' (IIRC), meaning 'to bear' -  like bearing a burden.

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