[linux-elitists] English usage

Michael Higashi mhigashi@hooked.net
Thu Oct 5 15:19:46 PDT 2000

On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, Don Marti wrote:

> I was eating a super burrito a few minutes ago when the answer hit me.
> We just say "SDMI-infected" to refer to watermarked files.
> And if anybody says "SDMI isn't a true virus" we just say "Well,
> technically, the Melissa and ILOVEYOU viruses weren't true viruses
> either."  Besided, we don't have to say "virus," just "infected."
> Nobody wants "infected" stuff on their computer. Ewwwww. 

Well, "infected" implies a transmission mechanism. Perhaps something along
the lines of "contaminated" would work better?

Michael Higashi
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