"mock", not "mock-up", as a noun ?

Subject: "mock", not "mock-up", as a noun ?
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TechWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:57:55 -0700

Somewhat related to the recent âverb noun install failâ thread and changing word usage, I just saw âmock it ...â instead of âmock it up...â, and âmocks should be sufficientâ instead of âmock-ups should be sufficientâ.

I checked dictionary.com, and they do show âmockâ as a noun, meaning âimitation, counterfeit, fakeâ. But the verb for creating such a mock-up (or mock) still seems to be âmock upâ.

* Any idea if âmockâ as a verb, in this context (not to ridicule someone or something), is achieving the status of a rightful and correct word?

* And what about the less pejorative use of âmockâ as a noun, meaning âmodelâ, vs. the dictionaryâs usage for âimitation, counterfeit, fakeâ?

Perhaps usage depends on whether weâre talking US English vs. British English vs. many other English dialects?

Just wondering,
-Monique


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