Re: Spend the noun

Subject: Re: Spend the noun
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2009 22:39:57 -0500

Then I opine that the consensus was ill conceived, and lacks proper
grounding in grammar and meaning.


Bartels, Mary wrote:
> Peter,
> This topic came up just a coupla months ago and IIRC the consensus was that spend, used this way, is acceptable. I think this use of it came out of accounting/finance.
> I have no idea whether or not you were asleep.
> Mary Bartels | Lead Technical Writer | E. & J. Gallo Winery
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+mary -dot- bartels=ejgallo -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+mary -dot- bartels=ejgallo -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Peter Neilson
> Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 3:06 PM
> Subject: Spend the noun
> I'm probably going to spend too much effort worrying about this one.
> An article published by TechRepublic through its e-mail subscription
> uses the phrace, "reduce your annual spend" rather than "reduce your
> annual expense" or "reduce your annual expenditure."
> Since when? Was I asleep?
> Or am I efforting too much spend?

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