RE: A little respect for "unvalidated"

Subject: RE: A little respect for "unvalidated"
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:48:05 -0400

No need to worry about our readers. In our industry (medical devices),
"unvalidated" has an exact and unambiguous meaning.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Combs, Richard
> Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 10:38 AM
> To: Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: A little respect for "unvalidated"
>
> 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.
>

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