I've been hearing rumours that "orientated" was making it into the modern lingo. It would seem that my fears are being realized...
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Could we have Firefox 2.1 first please?
For me at least, firefox 2 on OSX sucks (I've really come to know and love the "firefox has unexpectedly quit" message).
Sigh, back to 1.5 for me. Not that I'm missing much. What's so in the new firefox that deserves the whole new version number? Seems all that's happened is that the 'close tab' icon has moved and now I can reopen tabs that were previously closed. And it's a lot less stable.
As a developer you wouldn't write a function called:
would be fine.
Why use 'Orientated' when the perfectly serviceable and shorter, and more correct 'Oriented' exists.
Keep on fighting the good fight! Don't let people use 'leverage' as a verb when 'leverage' is already the noun form of the perfectly serviceable verb 'lever'.
*sigh* been waiting for ages to vent spleen over use of "object-orientated", et al.
For the first poster's benefit, who presumably is from the US (as evinced by a profligate use of letter "z") the UK usage is more commonly "orientated", although either form is used. The etymology of "orientated" is exactly as you might think; it originally meant "to align oneself with or face the East".
For some reason, "occidented" or "occidentated" have never caught on ;-)
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