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Subject:professionalism on the list From:"Accentuated Brandname Creativity, Inc." <acreatyv1 -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET> Date:Fri, 30 May 1997 02:41:15 -0400
>this weird ongoing discussion about "to author" and "to parent" and every
>other attempt at changing the language to emphasize a particular occupation
>or action. This illiteracy is nothing more than laziness
Such usages sound elegant at best, pompous at worst, but certainly
legitimate. They may even convey layers of meaning that are hard to
express concisely otherwise.
I retract my earlier characterization of what I've quoted above. It was
neither civil nor professional.
acreatyv1 -at- earthlink -dot- net