RE: Actionable

Subject: RE: Actionable
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Nancy Allison'" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 15:32:39 -0700

> From: Nancy Allison

> When did this word go from meaning "subject to or affording
> ground for an
> action or suit at law" to "something that can be acted on"?

Recently, I guess, but before October 10, 2007,

> My 1981 Webster's Collegiate Dictionary provides only the
> first definition.

The term seems newer than 1981 and is (apparently) a part of
management-speak. At least according to the blog above.

There are a lot of terms that belong to certain disciplines that are not a
part of regular language, so I guess it could be true of this term, although doesn't list the second usage, does,

It looks like the word is a popular buzzword in business according to book
search results from Amazon,




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