RE: To coin a phrase

Subject: RE: To coin a phrase
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: "'dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com'" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:49:00 +0000

Yes, this was pointed out by Bill yesterday. Today, Kevin suggested that if being used ironically in writing, it should be enclosed in scare quotes since the literal meaning is "to use a phrase in a new way." Welcome to the discussion.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Dana Worley
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:16 PM
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Subject: Re: To coin a phrase

Check again. To coin a phrase can also mean "to use a cliche".

Dana W.

On 10/26/2011 11:55 PM, techwr-l-request -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote:
> You (Bill) said, "...emotional intelligence (to coin a phrase)...." Last I checked, "to coin a phrase" means to create a new phrase or use a phrase in a new way. But perhaps you meant something other than what your words mean.

Dana Worley
Product Manager, Software Products
Manager, Software Support Group
Campbell Scientific, Inc.


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