Monday, October 08, 2007

Utilise capabilities

Hot on the tail of my curiosity about the difference between capability and ability, I was prompted to look up "utilise" and "use" by a document which also contained phrases like "the SLA of one month requires a lower FTE".

No prizes if you've already guessed it, both mean "to put to use".

So if you use"utilise" to make your prose seem more managerial, try to utilise "use" and get to seem human again.


Anonymous said...

I looked up the same and found your blog. I agree completely! Why do people use "utilise" when "use" will do?!

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