Re: Functionality

Subject: Re: Functionality
From: David Jones/KSBEISD <David_Jones/KSBEISD -dot- KSBEISD -at- DATAHUB -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 09:33:41 HST

Forgive me (my OED is at home), but when was the last time the OED and its
Supplement were updated? I find the OED great for the history of a word, but
not that useful when it comes to modern usage or recent words. I would describe
it not as "definitive" but as "exhaustive but dated."

David Jones, Technical Writer
David_Jones/KSBEISD -dot- KSBEISD -at- Datahub -dot- com
Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate

"I do not speak for my employer, my computer, or any other living thing."

From: bygravem @ INTUITIVE.CO.UK (Mike Bygrave) @ Internet @ DATAHUB
Date: 05/23/96 09:31:26 AM
Subject: Re: Functionality

Sue proposed that:
>> It *is* a word, and is listed in my Webster's under "functional."

You may (or may not) be interested to find that 'functionality' is not
mentioned in the Oxford English Dictionary. Does this mean that it is
acceptable in American English but not in English? After all, you can't get
much more definitive in terms of the English language than the OED.

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