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> A belated thanks to all who responded intelligently to my request
> for suggestions for dealing with "asserted and de-asserted",
> especially, Richard Mateosian, Erik Harris and Aahz.
> To those who made dumb comments, I recommend that you refrain from
> offering suggestions when you know nothing about a subject. I
> already knew that de-assert was not in any dictionary. I was trying
> to find out whether or not it had become accepted anyway.
Sorry, if you make a request for suggestions to a list, I don't believe
you're entitled to preselect those who meet *your* criteria for an
*intelligent* answer. We all have to do a certain amount of sorting and
selecting when we ask for advice and help, and putting down those who
didn't do it to our liking is poor form. IMHO, of course!
Julie Gephart, practicing random acts of editing.