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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH] CodingStyle: Inclusive Terminology
On Tue, Jul 07, 2020 at 06:56:53AM +0000, Harrosh, Boaz wrote:
> Kees Cook wrote:

> > I have struggled with this as well. The parts of speech change, and my
> > grammar senses go weird. whitelist = adjective noun. allow-list = verb
> > noun. verbing the adj/noun combo feels okay, but verbing a verb/noun is
> > weird.

> But why. In English many times a verb when it comes before the noun means an adjective, or an adjective like, describing some traits of the noun.

I fear that if you are looking for logic or reason in English grammar
you are on a path to disappointment. FWIW I share Kees' "that looks
off" instinct with some of the usage of allow/deny.
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