Fred Cisin cisin at
Wed Aug 9 17:09:13 CDT 2006

> > Apologies for this, but what sort of politically correct homogenised
> > saccharined Americanised word is 'repurposed'?
On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, der Mouse wrote:
> I don't see it as any of those.  What would you suggest instead?  (In
> case the meaning really isn't clear to you, to repurpose something is
> to use it for a different purpose - different from *what* is generally
> indicated by context (most commonly, different from what it is
> currently being used for, or from what it was designed for).)
> If you know of a better word for the meaning, I'd love to hear.

WHEN did "purpose" become a verb?

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