Patrick Finnegan pat at
Wed Aug 9 17:18:24 CDT 2006

Fred Cisin wrote:
>>> 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.
> OK,
> WHEN did "purpose" become a verb?

"Purpose" isn't.  "Repurpose" is.

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