Wednesday, March 15, 2006

From a reader... 
Leaving aside the general semi-literacy of most American
"educators", there is precedent for the use of "certificate"
as a verb.

This quote is from Rudyard Kipling's story _Bread Cast
Upon the Waters_:

Then the engineers' mess - where the oilcloth tables
are - joyfully took him to its bosom, and for the rest
of that voyage the company was richer by the unpaid
services of a highly certificated engineer.

The story, which like just about all of Kipling is worth
reading, is to be found in _The Day's Work_.

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