Re: Help: "Increment" as verb

Subject: Re: Help: "Increment" as verb
From: Al Rubottom <aer -at- PCSI -dot- CIRRUS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 14:22:00 PST

Yup, it ain't a verb, officially. BUT, like so many
such words these days, esp. in technogarblebabble,
it does get used a lot as a verb and *seems* to be
clearly understood. Soooo, unless you're gonna
insist on using "increases incrementally" or the
equivalent, you may as well give up & join 'em, eh?

There are so many cases like this that one ultimately
becomes the ad hoc arbiter of taste [since it's not so
much a matter of deciding "what's right"], and thus you
become the point man/woman in each case...
[or perhaps the nunciator of the nuncio, the dictator
of the obiter dictum, the defecator of the de facto...]

Al Rubottom /\ tel: 619.535.9505, x1737
aer -at- pcsi -dot- cirrus -dot- com /\ fax: 619.541.2260

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