RE: Deprecated - is it a word?

Subject: RE: Deprecated - is it a word?
From: "Jones, Donna" <DJones -at- zebra -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 09:29:21 -0600

Paul Neshamkin wrote:
> It's used all the time on this side of the pond.

Not in my circles. I can't say that I've ever heard that word before. My
first thought was that it was a typo for "depreciated." Then the phrase
"self-deprecating behavior" came to mind. That means picking on
yourself, right? So by the same token, a deprecated feature must be one
that you're picking on? In a roundabout way, that may be correct, but I
doubt it's what John means.

John, depending on your audience, you might want to pick a different
word. If your users are in an industry where the word is commonplace,
they may understand what you mean. However, I doubt that the average
person on a U.S. street would know what the word means. If the feature
is being removed, phased out, or whatever, use the simpler word/phrase
to get through to more people.

- Donna

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