To Vet or Not to Vet

Subject: To Vet or Not to Vet
From: "Nancy S. Burns" <nburns -at- NOAO -dot- EDU>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 1994 13:15:10 -0825

My manager sent me this e-mail note today about the usage and spelling of
the word or abbreviation, "vet". I'm not familiar with it. If anyone can
confirm the usage and spelling, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

>People around me have taken to using the word 'vet' (sp?) in the context of
>checking and proofreading, e.g.: "Please vet this document and get it back
>to me ASAP". That denotation does not appear in any dictionary that I own.
>Am I spelling it wrong?

Nancy S. Burns
National Solar Observatory
Tucson, Arizona
e-mail: nburns -at- noao -dot- edu

"Writing a poem is taking over the 200-inch telescope carefully focused on
the galaxies born at the beginning of the universe and turning it to look
at a child eating mystery meat and string beans 300 miles away." from
"Incantation to Overcome Writer's Block, Maybe" by Lisa Yount.

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