LSSU Banished Words list, 2008

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Wed Jan 2 22:20:24 UTC 2008

'Authorized' would more accurately describe what's actually
happening: That Person One is allowing someone else to, in _more_
than a manner of speaking, put words in (Person) One's mouth. Just,
in fact, as is the 'authorized' task of speech-writers.
But 'authorized' is hardly likely to catch on, in this context.
'Sounds too much like exactly what it is, and no one having a book
written to be published as _their_ work would want _that_ to happen!
(the other) doug

Dave Wilton wrote:
I kind of like "authored." In this world of ghostwritten books, it serves a
useful purpose. To "author" a book is to claim the words as one's own,
regardless of whether or not one actually wrote them.

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