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

Subject: Re: "mock", not "mock-up", as a noun ?
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 05:45:32 -0400

On Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:29:05 -0400, Nick Murray <flutable -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

Mocked objects are used for testing purposes. See

The (test) objects are often referred to as "mocks". "Mock it" means to use a mocking (software) framework to assist with the testing process.

So what we seem to have is a particular "technical" use of a word. Some technical terms are arbitrary, punning, or deliberately obscure, and a few are indeed unfortunate, leaping from the page, begging for correction. But if we "correct" them we are wrong. Think, for example, of quefrency analysis, with its words cepstrum and liftering.

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