"Leverage" as a verb

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Sep 5 23:56:36 UTC 2001


Please send a list of authoritative editors to me for review; I'll
let you know in a later posting whether they really are. I'm the last
word on this crap; I leveraged myself into the position.


PS: As you can see from my last two posts, you shouldn't check your
mail right after dinner - at least not when it includes a delicious
bottle of Te Kairanga Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand). Get one and
drink it. Thank me later.

>Maybe I'm too much of a purist, but I was under the impression that
>using "leverage" as a verb is still something we're hoping won't
>make it into proper usage.  Have I lost this battle, or are
>authoritative editors still holding out with me?

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
preston at pilot.msu.edu
Office: (517)353-0740
Fax: (517)432-2736
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