Re: "lends" or "provides" credibility ?

Subject: Re: "lends" or "provides" credibility ?
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:19:36 -0800

Credibility is "lent" because there is always dependency.

A makes B more credible.
A is subsequently found to be false.
B loses the added credibility imparted to it by A.

If discrediting A will not reduce B's credibility, then you could say that
A "gave" credibility to B, when when does that ever happen?

Gene Kim-Eng

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Monique Semp
<monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>wrote:

> Hello, wordsmiths,
> I think the common phrase is “lends credibility”, but I tend to
> internalize that as “temporarily providing” credibility (because “lending”
> isn’t a permanent gift), and certainly that’s not what’s typically meant!
> So am I just off the wall with wanting to avoid the “lends credibility”
> phrase? If not, then what might you suggest as an alternative?

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