> -----Original Message-----
> From: social-admin at linux.ie [mailto:social-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
> Ruairi Newman
> Sent: 14 June 2001 10:12
> To: niall at magicgoeshere.com; social at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG-Social] grammar
>> > And what about the new verb "administrate" to which the
> computer business
> > seems to have given birth.
> Don't get me started on this one... of all the corruptions of
> English words
> I've come across, this drives me up the wall. And it seems as
> though I've
> spent the last 3 weeks trying to beat it into (Marketing) peoples
> heads that
> it isn't a real word.
To be honest, I think it sounds more natural for administrators to
administrate than administer.
Interestingly, "administrate" appears in Webster's Revised Unabridged
Dictionary, 1996, as "To administer".
Guess new words have to appear somehow...
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