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#1 2018-08-07 11:08:59

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1572

"Underscore" as deprecate

The metaphorical underscore means to emphasize. But for those who read score as evaluate, underscoring will be understood to mean “de-emphasize” or “underestimate” or “downplay”. A contracorn.

This linkage between fisheries management and compliance in no way underscores the central importance of an effective system of enforcement.
https://books.google.ca/books?id=Mt5qHE … 22&f=false

Saying yes to the circumstances that transpire in no way underscores their impact on our life.
http://www.tonyfahkry.com/challenges-lessons/

Despite that our software are user friendly, Performance Development Centre does not underscore the need for continued training of clients to better and fully utilize the systems to their benefit.
http://www.pdccentre.com/pdc-computer-r … opment.php

The source of this one was student writing.

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#2 2018-08-07 11:37:59

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2171
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Re: "Underscore" as deprecate

Blending with undercut and similar words is likely involved. I like it!


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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