Re: Actionable

Subject: Re: Actionable
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 08:51:47 -0400

All nouns now verbable, all verbs adjectivable. Just a waitable
minute--wouldable is now isable. Or shouldable and couldable are now
arable. Don't laugh. You read these new words first on TECHWR-L.

Michael West wrote:
> If you find "capable of being put into action" a handier formation, by all
> means use it. But if you have been in a corporate environment for any time
> at all, you will know that "to action" is a standard bit of bureaucratic
> jargon, unlikely to be discontinued any time soon.
> "Actionable" is a natural formation stemming from the verb. As is, for
> example, "measurable" from the noun "measure".


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