Re: I had to say it because I was afraid no one else would

Subject: Re: I had to say it because I was afraid no one else would
From: Michael West <WestM -at- conwag -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 14:31:25 +1100

I wrote:
>>I would hesitate to use "incentivize" only if I feared offending the
>>easily offended and the pretentious.

David Downing wrote:
>Well it still makes me wince. I say use "provide incentives for/to."

It would be easy to list a hundred such neologisms that people might have
found wince-at-able when they were new but which now slip by without
notice. Time and usage will tell. If it fills a need, "incentivize" will
prevail ("incentivise" over the pond, of course).


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