Another vocabulary dispute
After reading Joe Lstiburek's recent article on cellulose, I felt the need to champion the cause of usage and spelling by pointing out that a contractor can be instructed to dense-pack cellulose, but the resulting insulation is "dense-packed cellulose."
"Packed" is a past participle. I urge my fellow writers not to drop the "-ed," lest we fall into Clinton-speak -- you know, the old faux-bubba routine in which he dropped his g's: "I'm glad to see your smilin' faces today."
I have posted my rationale on my old vocabulary blog, Green Building Vocabulary Disputes.
Posted Dec 15, 2010 4:43 PM ET
Edited Dec 15, 2010 4:44 PM ET
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