more on "gen up" and "gin up"
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Thu Nov 7 15:20:45 UTC 2002
On Tue, 5 Nov 2002, David Bergdahl wrote:
#>From Google cites, British "Gen up" seems to originate in computerspeak--the
#next generation software will have new features, hence to innovate = to gen
British "gen" for 'information' is much older than computers, though I
have no refs at hand. That's not to contradict your suggestion, but the
older "gen" may well have fed into it.
-- Mark A. Mandel
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