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Subject:"Allow" v. "enable"? Pick the right dictionary! From:beverly_robinson -at- datacard -dot- com To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Wed, 8 Mar 2000 09:25:45 -0600
Coming out of lurk mode to comment on the denotation and connotation of
People who have struggled with alcoholism or other addictions (either their own
or a loved one's) are familiar with the term enabler. An enabler is a person who
covers up for the alcoholic thus enabling him or her to continue on the path to
I, too, prefer "lets" for its brevity, informality, and because it doesn't have
the bad connotations of enabling.
Returning now to lurk mode.
(land of 10,000 lakes and almost as many 12-step programs)