atw: Re: Youse [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

OMG ! 

Did I just go and mispell engageabling ?    SORRRYYY!


Peter G Martin



From:   "Terry Dowling" <Terrence.Dowling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To:     <austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:   11/01/2012 04:23 PM
Subject:        atw: Re: Youse
Sent by:        austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx



So, you?re saying he remained unengageable regarding using the term 
?engageable??
 
Cheers,
Terry
 
 
From: austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [
mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kath Bowman
Sent: Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1:15 PM
To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: atw: Re: Youse
 
I worked with a trainer who refused to use the word because it was ?not a 
real word?, even though it was on the HMI of the product for which he was 
training. I had no such qualms about using it in the manuals (where 
appropriate). 
Cheers
Kath 
 
From: austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [
mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nick Shears
Sent: Wednesday, 11 January 2012 3:01 PM
To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: atw: Re: Youse
 
Absolutely. Macquarie, and presumably other dictionaries, will consider 
including a word if they find it in wide enough use in print.
 
I learned this when reporting a word I considered missing. I can?t recall 
the word now, but it was something used frequently in software support.
 
Regards
 
Nick
 
 
From: austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [
mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Lewis
Sent: Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1:38 PM
To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: atw: Re: Youse
 
It will get into the dictionary when enough of your fellow language-owners 
decide that it is part of the language.

Dictionaries describe the language as it is, assuming a level of consensus 
amongst its owners / users. They don't describe the language as it might 
be if proposed changes catch on!

- Michael
On 11 January 2012 14:18, Kath Bowman <Kath.Bowman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
wrote:
You can invent a word, but you can?t get it into a dictionary! I have been 
trying to get ?engageable? into the Macquarie for a few years, without 
success.
Engageable ? able to be engaged  (in the military sense).
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