RE: the old insure ensure assure

Subject: RE: the old insure ensure assure
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>, <Gause_Brian -at- emc -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 09:20:29 -0500

Buy that man a beer!

Change can be good. Change can be bad.
My opinion is that change that removes utility is bad, as are the people
who perpetrate it and defend it.

Bad Brian! Bad bad ba-a-a-a-ad Brian!

Good Scott! GREAT Scott! Blessings upon the house of Scott! (Until, of
course, he says something with which I disagree.)


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
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>] On Behalf Of quills -at- airmail -dot- net
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 6:19 PM
> To: Gause_Brian -at- emc -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: the old insure ensure assure
> Be that as it may, I will still fight against it.
> Using mute for moot, or axe for ask is still, wrong. Just as using
> insure for ensure is wrong.
> Or should we simply roll over a start using pen for pin?
> Scott
> At 6:01 PM -0500 11/24/08, Gause_Brian -at- emc -dot- com wrote:
> >
> >Kevin,
> >
> >I share your distaste for the degradation of language, but this is a
> >fundamental character of all language. Words and meaning change as
> >dictates...and users are smart and dumb...apprised of the rules, and
> >not. You simply cannot expect English to remain intact as it stands
> >today, now and forever, and you are silly to take sides against the
> >evolution of language. The only language that doesn't change is a
> >language.
> >
> >Brian Gause

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