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 Post subject: help--hyphen or one word?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:05 pm 
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Whaddaya think: Is it geo-location or geolocation (no hyphen)?


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 Post subject: Re: help--hyphen or one word?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:25 pm 
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My dictionary gives me "geo" as a legit unhyphenated prefix. As for "location," well, bats and dolphins use "echolocation," strange as the word looks. I'd go with one word.


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 Post subject: Re: help--hyphen or one word?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:35 pm 
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One word..


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 Post subject: Re: help--hyphen or one word?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:45 pm 
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What does "geolocation" do that "location" doesn't?


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 Post subject: Re: help--hyphen or one word?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:06 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by blanp:
What does "geolocation" do that "location" doesn't?<hr></blockquote><p>Not a goddamn thing.<p>It appears to be technical jargon.


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 Post subject: Re: help--hyphen or one word?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:07 pm 
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Originally posted by blanp
What does "geolocation" do that "location" doesn't? <p>The word is probably software-spawn, relating to some function of navigational technology. Sure, it sounds redundant, but it's probably essential to G.I.S. geeks.


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 Post subject: Re: help--hyphen or one word?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:08 pm 
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Re: #1's response about the difference between location and geolocation: now that I think of it, you're right, but it's part of a title of some piece of military hardware, so I can't touch it (other than to remove the hyphen).<p>(Hey, cool: referring to you as #1 makes me feel like I'm addressing Ernst Stavro Blofeld himself.)


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 Post subject: Re: help--hyphen or one word?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:13 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Bill Swanson:
Whaddaya think: Is it geo-location or geolocation (no hyphen)?<hr></blockquote>
No here's a funny thing I went to Bill's home page to find an answer.
As for the neologism itself, I quite like it. Even with out seeing it in a sentence I twigged to its meaning straight away.


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 Post subject: Re: help--hyphen or one word?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:04 pm 
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But in contrast note this effort to impose a different meaning on the same word.<p>[ April 13, 2004: Message edited by: Paul Wiggins ]</p>


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