[Ads-l] "How will you Skill Up today, Andy?" (new to me)

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 12 05:37:40 UTC 2019

It might be a borrowing from Japanese. -appu is a common suffix meaning “improvement.”

スキルアップ (sukiru appu) is a common Japanese noun that is often made into a verb. 

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 11 Jun 2019, at 09:28, Andy Bach <afbach at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Got an ad email today, offering opportunities to learn more
> programming stuff with the above title. "Skill up" I'd never heard
> (and it was a bit painful to hear/read) but it turns out  to be a
> common video gamers term.  First time, I guess, I've seen it in a
> training environment.

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