Re: To utilize or not to utilize
Upcoming wrangle with my PM over the phrase "Bandwidth Utilization". I
maintain that "Use" or "Usage" would be more consistent with proper English,
*and* save our GUI developer space on his page.
It's not a case of "proper English". That mythical creature doesn't exist; a word is only more or less acceptable depending on its context.
In this case, I can think of two reasons to prefer "use":
1.) People process shorter words faster than long ones.
2.) It saves space (as you say) without changing the meaning.
I might be inclined to listen to the argument of Industry Standards in many cases, but not this one. So far as I can see, the difference between "use" and "utilize" is simply in the number of letters. The two words don't even have different shades of meaning; so far as I can see, the meanings are virtually identical. And, because the meanings are so close, nobody should have any trouble with the change, even if "utilize" really is industry-standard - which is debatable.
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