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texbodemer
06-08-2012, 06:46 PM
I keep getting a misspelled word indicator from Microsoft Word. Is performability a word, or a combination of two words?

rockne10
06-08-2012, 07:43 PM
If we understand what it means does it make a difference? Just add it to the lexicon. Language evolves.

DEEPNHOCK
06-08-2012, 08:31 PM
According to dictionary.com.... performaility....No.
According to others, it is a derivative of formability..

Formability...yes
form·a·bil·i·ty

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noun the capacity of a material, as sheet steel, to be readily bent, stamped, shaped, etc.


Origin:
1815–25; form (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/form) + -ability (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/-ability)


Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2012.




I keep getting a misspelled word indicator from Microsoft Word. Is performability a word, or a combination of two words?

StudeRich
06-08-2012, 09:23 PM
Well since Studebaker said it in their 1961 advertizing, it HAS to be a word...come on!

Chris_Dresbach
06-08-2012, 10:23 PM
We here tend to enjoy making our own words; words like "Unobtanium", "CASO", and in the form of a verb, "Studebakering". I guess "performability" is a word....... ;)

hi-peral
06-08-2012, 10:39 PM
Must be a real word...I heard on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzdXJnOFpWc

Al

qsanford
06-08-2012, 11:11 PM
Performability is a word very near and dear to the hearts of '61 Lark fans. Really somes them up nicely!

dnevin
06-08-2012, 11:49 PM
It is a word.

Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, Volume 9, Pg. 544.

"The capability of being performed."

52-fan
06-09-2012, 07:12 AM
Performability is a word very near and dear to the hearts of '61 Lark fans. Really somes them up nicely!

"Somes" them up?

DEEPNHOCK
06-09-2012, 07:21 AM
So, We can look to see Darryl Waltrip's word 'coopetition' soon then, huh? ;):o:confused:


It is a word.
Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, Volume 9, Pg. 544.
"The capability of being performed."

rockne10
06-09-2012, 07:29 AM
Boogity,boogity!:lol:

DEEPNHOCK
06-09-2012, 07:48 AM
Boogity,boogity!:lol:

Aaaarrrghhh.....
Get it right!
It's "Boogity, boogity, boogity....Let's go racin' boyz..."

(My personal most despised phrase in all of NASCAR:rolleyes:)

qsanford
06-09-2012, 08:55 AM
"Somes" them up?

Oops! Sums them up. Obviously, my brain is suffering from lack of "Performability"!

52-fan
06-09-2012, 09:48 AM
Usually I don't point out errors like that. Since the discussion was words it seemed appropriate. We all make mistakes "sum" times. That's why lots of my posts are edited.

dnevin
06-09-2012, 11:12 AM
So, We can look to see Darryl Waltrip's word 'coopetition' soon then, huh? ;):o:confused:

I gots "co-optation" and "co-optative" but no "coopetition."

I'm not sure the philologists are quite ready for Mr. Waltrip yet. :D