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Dissent on incent

By Jan Freeman
April 3, 2005

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POLL YOUR FELLOW citizens on incent , and you'll find some who use it unselfconsciously, some who've never heard it, and some who wish they'd never heard it. Marilyn Whipple, who emailed recently asking for a verdict on the coinage, is clearly in category 3: ''I maintain that incent was not intended to be a verb,'' she wrote. And even ... (Full article: 786 words)

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