Re: FTP as a verb?

Subject: Re: FTP as a verb?
From: Emily Berk <emily -at- armadillosoft -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 23:50:32 -0700

On Wed, 3 Jul 2002 09:19:15 -0400, "David Downing" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com> asked:
>How does everyone feel about using "FTP" as a verb -- as in "You can now
>FTP the file."?

Hey, David:

Speaking as someone who has been known, on this very list, to advocate the use of "persist" as an active verb, I say -- "use FTP as a verb".

Shakespeare verbed nouns. You can too. (Oops. Spelling checker does not approve of me verbing the word "verb".)

Unless, of course, you have come up with a more concise way to say: "You can now FTP the file."


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