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Subject:Submission/Submittal From:"Daniel E. Wise" <dewise -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Sat, 29 Jun 1996 10:12:54 -0700
Kathy Fisher asked for comments on the difference between the two
terms. How much of a purist do you want to be?
In a really, really, really pure form, submission connotes subjugation
or something close to it. Submittal connotes delivery of something,
such as a manuscript, to someone, such as a publisher.
Since I was brought up in the Old School, I still like the difference.
Your submission to a professor might have erotic overtones while your
submittal could never be so construed.
Of couse, this goes along with the general evolution/devolution of the
language. Do what you think is right.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The reward of a thing well done is to have
done it," but I'd still rather be paid. ;-)
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