Re: And another un

Subject: Re: And another un
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:38:35 -0700

I think the word was invented by UPS manufacturers who for some
(possibly good) reason didn't like the standard English "continuous."
It's self-explanatory in context.

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin
<Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Sorry, I would have allowed the dead horse to rot in peace, but this one just came to my attention in context (and I don't have a subscription to OED Online).
>
> Is "uninterruptible"  (as in UPS) in your non-technical, general-use dictionary?
>
> That is, according to previous threads, is it a legitimate word?
>
> Or would some of you, when suggesting that the customer connect the equipment to an uninterruptible power supply, feel obliged to provide a definition or glossary entry for "uninterruptible"?
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