RE: A little respect for "unvalidated"

Subject: RE: A little respect for "unvalidated"
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 08:37:39 -0600

Dan Goldstein wrote:

> Neither nor recognizes "unvalidated" as a
> word. Its meaning is clear enough to me, and certainly distinct from
> suggested "invalidated."
> Wiktionary, bless its little heart, does recognize this useful word.

Well, I see your point about its usefulness, and I generally look
favorably on neologisms that add nuance or subtle distinctions to the
language. I hope it catches on. But I agree with Kathleen on this one --
I'd avoid it for now as too likely to cause confusion (or make readers
question your spell-checker).

Depending on the context, a suitable replacement might add merely one
letter and one space: not validated.

IMHO, etc.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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