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Re: [SLE] 9.2 and BAD kernel.
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 23:59:06 +0200
  • Message-id: <200410132359.06681.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday, 13 October 2004 23.54, Philipp Thomas wrote:
> James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx> [Wed, 13 Oct 2004 10:09:57 -0400]:
> >How does one "pre-order"? Either you ordered it, or you didn't.
>
> Sigh, it's just a another case of germish. The German term is
> Vorbestellung for which a correct English term would have been 'advance
> booking', as http://dict.leo.org will show.

No, preorder is perfectly fine English, it's not even a new construct, it's
known since at least the 19th century, to mean "to order to arrange
beforehand, to foreordain"

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