Re: Don't you love farce?

Subject: Re: Don't you love farce?
From: Jo Baer <jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 16:56:58 -0500

Speaking of which, puhLEEZE tell me that the two new words I learned on the bus
today (yes I know it's rude to read over someone's shoulder, but it's a habit you
pick up on public transit) will disappear soon. The new verb is "decisioning." And
who decisions? Why, a "decisioner," of course! Makes my teeth hurt...

Does "decisioning" improve on "deciding" in any meaningful way? Or is the author
just full of doe snot?

Jo

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Jo Baer
Senior Technical Writer
TCF National Bank
Minneapolis, Minnesota
jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com


Weakness Through Strength

Fanatics may defend a point of view
so strongly as to prove it can't be true.

Piet Hein


Bruce Byfield wrote:

Dozens of words or new usages are coined every year, but, in order to survive, they
need to express a meaning that no other word covers, have a useful nuance, or
otherwise prove themselves useful. Most don't, and disappear fairly soon.



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Re: Don't you love farce?: From: Bruce Byfield

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