RE: "advance" vs "advanced"

Subject: RE: "advance" vs "advanced"
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>, "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:24:47 -0500



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inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Stuart Burnfield
> Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 6:49 PM
> To: Techwr-l
> Subject: Re: "advance" vs "advanced"
>
> I'm with Mark--"advanced" is either ambiguous or meaningless.
>
> I like "Advance Processing" a little better than "Advanced
> Processing",
> but I like "preprocessing" a lot better than either.
>
> > The processing is just a set of automated modifications,
> > and if the customer hasn't purchased this product,
> > the users will need to do those steps manually.
>
> So now you have scope to distinguish between automatic preprocessing
> (or server preprocessing) and manual preprocessing.

I can't recall the name of the comedian (and I saw him on tube just last
week), but he did a brief rant on the use of "pre-" this and "pre-"
that.

It's not pre-digested. If it's pre-digested, then it's... digested,
isn't it?
It's not pre-approved. Your mortgage application is either approved or
denied, isn't it?

Are you pre-pregnant?

But, I suppose a case can be made that if your frammistan is
pre-jiggered, then it has not so much been jiggered already, as it's
been jiggered in preliminary (tentative? slapdash? haphazard?) fashion.


I'll go with 'advance' as the best option in front of 'processing'.

- Kevin
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