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I take dispute with use of the prefix 'pre' as in 'pre-recorded in
front of a live (what else) audience' or 'comes pre-loaded...' on
your hard drive.
Well, how is this possible? How can you do something before it is
done? Is this redundancy or is there some other implied meaning.
Wouldn't that make an electronic transcription (a copy) a
pre-pre-recording? Where/when will this end? How are 'This is
recorded', and 'This is pre-recorded' different.
Do you use 'pre' for special cases or is this an aberration of the
A colleague uses, 'Where are you at?" instead of "Where are you" when
the degree of precision wanted is greater. He explains that the 'at'
will prompt a more precise statement of location.
A recent (Adobe Photoshop v6.0, If I recall) user manual invited me
to 'check out' some facet of the program. This was unexpected. Do
others among you use 'check out' to mean refer to? Is this now
acceptable form in print?
Nothing urgent. I was wondering if others share these observations
and have thoughts about them to share. Thanx,
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