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Thursday March 11, 2004
01:10 PM

Docu In The Hizzy

[ #17862 ]
I've found myself using the word 'docu'. It originally came from a metric meant to measure what type of document something was (something could have a docu of Newsitem, Webpage, etc., it was an attribute assignable to a given file). Now, however, I use it as a noun to refer to all the things that fall under the heading 'document' when I'm lazy. "Then it can process the news article" is longer than "then it can process the docu".

Other than the fact it makes me sound insane if I use it aloud, is there some reason I shouldn't like this word? Is there a word I'm missing that's about as short but carries roughly identical connotation?

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  • Is there a word I'm missing that's about as short but carries roughly identical connotation?

    'Item'?

    • Mmm...not so much. Too vague. 'item' can refer to almost anything.

      This word would need to carry some or all of the connotation of the word 'document'. A word like document, but shorter, clearly indicating that it's a file, but not a binary or image.

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  • How about doc? By the way, I've heard (more than a few) native German speakers refer to a document as a docu (doku, I suppose)