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Subject:"Dissin" the English Language (was Re: Lying) From:Jodie Horowitz <Jodie -dot- Horowitz -at- HBOC -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 24 Feb 1997 09:10:30 +0300
Dawn Langley writes:
>Nevertheless, I'm extremely confident in my estimation of my writing
abilities and technological >competence. If I distort that judgment to
accommodate the situation (whether it be on paper or in >person), then I am
disrespecting myself and my prospective employer...and lying.
I laud Dawn for her integrity, however . . . . . .
I've been out of the States for a few years, but the last time I heard a
translation of the verb "to diss" someone, it meant "to be disrespectful
of" someone, not "to disrespect" someone.
Can ANY word in the English language be used as a verb now?