July 23rd, 2008

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Minor word usage note

I'm reasonably certain none of you do this, but I've been seeing it a lot lately and it annoys me.

Prescribed
▸ adjective: set down as a rule or guide
▸ adjective: conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline ("In prescribed order")
▸ adjective: formally laid down or imposed
▸ adjective: fixed or established especially by order or command

Proscribed
▸ adjective: excluded from use or mention