On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 09:05:07PM +0100, Niall O Broin wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 05:52:57PM +0100, Kenn Humborg wrote:
>> > > > Nope. More like "this guy doesn't punctuate his emails", and "that
> > > > guy doesn't capatilise his emails" and "that other guy doesn't
> > > > grammaticate his emails".
> > >
> > > What about "that guy doen't run a spell checker which would surely have
> > > rejected capatilise" on his emails ?
> > Touche'. Won't mention the "doen't" then...
>> Kenn, you're a nice guy, and I like you, so I had to give you a way back.
Oh, I'm flattered. Or worried... I'm not really sure which.
> > But wouldn't that mean the verb would be "grammatizate"? As
> > in "gyrator" and "gyrate" and "irritator" and "irritate"?
> > (Yes, I _know_ it's really "irritant", but this will
> > rub a few people up nicely :-)
>> And what about the new verb "administrate" to which the computer business
> seems to have given birth.
It's right up there with the great S-word: synergistically.
PS. At work, I've been developing the use of "genericise" as in "to
make a design more generic", so I guess I'm pretty guilty of aiding
and abetting this language corruption, too...
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