Re[2]: Wordsmithing

Subject: Re[2]: Wordsmithing
From: "Arlen P. Walker" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 1995 14:17:00 -0500

I hear "wordsmith" a lot around where I work. I don't think the
general meaning as used here would be synonomous with "weasel
wording." To me, "weasel wording" has a definite negative
connotation. "Wordsmithing," however, appears to be the
non-editors', non-writers' way to say "Now make it right and
proper."

"Wordsmith" appears as a noun in the AH dictionary: "(1896) a person who works
with words." I suppose it's a small step to create a verb from that noun.


Have fun,
Arlen
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 24

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
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