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Subject:Re: Blank off From:Rick Lippincott <RJLIPPINCOTT -at- DELPHI -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 30 Dec 1994 18:56:51 -0500
I'd suggest one word, "blankoff." Here's why:
"Blank off": This starts to look like a checklist command ("Engine on",
"Blank-off" starts to look like a verb. (In Navy terminology, a "spotweld"
is the little metal spot that hold two pieces together, while "spot-weld" is
the action that produces such a metal spot.)
If you're writing about something that needs a blankoff plate, I'm assuming
you're not writing about software. Your audience may have a background
similar to what I've described above, and their minds may be working the