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  • Is "performability" a word?

    I keep getting a misspelled word indicator from Microsoft Word. Is performability a word, or a combination of two words?
    \"Life is short, write in pen\"

  • #2
    If we understand what it means does it make a difference? Just add it to the lexicon. Language evolves.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      According to dictionary.com.... performaility....No.
      According to others, it is a derivative of formability..

      Formability...yes


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


      Origin:
      1815–25; form + -ability
      Originally posted by texbodemer View Post
      I keep getting a misspelled word indicator from Microsoft Word. Is performability a word, or a combination of two words?
      Last edited by DEEPNHOCK; 06-09-2012, 07:26 AM. Reason: To correct and update info.
      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

      Jeff


      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



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      • #4
        Well since Studebaker said it in their 1961 advertizing, it HAS to be a word...come on!
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          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.......
          Chris Dresbach

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          • #6
            Must be a real word...I heard on Youtube

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

            Al
            Live your dreams!

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            • #7
              Performability is a word very near and dear to the hearts of '61 Lark fans. Really somes them up nicely!

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              • #8
                It is a word.

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

                "The capability of being performed."
                Dave Nevin
                Corvallis, OR
                1953 Champion Deluxe Coupe
                Stud-e-venture blog

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by qsanford View Post
                  Performability is a word very near and dear to the hearts of '61 Lark fans. Really somes them up nicely!
                  "Somes" them up?
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                  Searcy, Arkansas
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                  • #10
                    So, We can look to see Darryl Waltrip's word 'coopetition' soon then, huh?

                    Originally posted by dnevin View Post
                    It is a word.
                    Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, Volume 9, Pg. 544.
                    "The capability of being performed."
                    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                    Jeff


                    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                    • #11
                      Boogity,boogity!
                      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                      sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
                        Boogity,boogity!
                        Aaaarrrghhh.....
                        Get it right!
                        It's "Boogity, boogity, boogity....Let's go racin' boyz..."

                        (My personal most despised phrase in all of NASCAR)
                        HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                        Jeff


                        Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                        Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 52-fan View Post
                          "Somes" them up?
                          Oops! Sums them up. Obviously, my brain is suffering from lack of "Performability"!

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                          • #14
                            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.
                            sigpic

                            "In the heart of Arkansas."
                            Searcy, Arkansas
                            1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                            1952 2R pickup

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
                              So, We can look to see Darryl Waltrip's word 'coopetition' soon then, huh?
                              I gots "co-optation" and "co-optative" but no "coopetition."

                              I'm not sure the philologists are quite ready for Mr. Waltrip yet.
                              Dave Nevin
                              Corvallis, OR
                              1953 Champion Deluxe Coupe
                              Stud-e-venture blog

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