Re: To Vet or Not to Vet

Subject: Re: To Vet or Not to Vet
From: Ad absurdum per aspera <JTCHEW -at- LBL -dot- GOV>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 1994 09:05:01 -0800

> the verb 'vet' seems to be unknown in the US.

It isn't unknown here, just uncommon among the general
public. I've heard people from the security-cleared parts
of the national laboratory complex speak of having a paper
"vetted" (inspected for content whose public release we'd
presumably all regret) before publication.


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