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Subject:Re: To Vet or Not to Vet From:"Arlen P. Walker" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 16 Sep 1994 17:26:00 -0500
>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.
I've heard that usage, and the spelling seems fine. I suspect it's UK, perhaps
also a nautical term. The contexts I've seen it in imply that when something is
"vetted" it's checked over and is now "ship-shape and Bristol-fashion."
When I first saw it I wondered if it might originally spring from taking an
animal to the veterinarian for a clean bill of health, but I don't know.