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    ”The following Board publications are available on the agency's website. Unless otherwise indicated, hardcopies of these documents are also available ...”

hardcopy, or rather hard copy? Or is either one permissible?

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If there is such a thing as a hardcopy, what's a softcopy? "Hard copy" seems better to me.
 
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I believe it is hard copy, at least that's how I've always seen it. Geoff, I've not heard of soft copy, either, but apparently there is such a thing. It means information that is displayed on a screen and not printed on paper.
 
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Hard copy: porn mag
Soft copy: sexual dysfunction info.


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In my experience: hard copy means physical, printed out document; soft copy means the file that contains the document.

I like hard copy better with the space.


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Well, Z, we've missed you!

I am wondering if this is a regionalism or perhaps a technical/professional difference or just a difference. I've only heard files with documents called electronic copies. The next time I have to send someone an electronic copy I am going to call it a "soft copy" and see if they know what I mean.
 
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Check out these words.


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Interesting, Proof. There are some good ones, like "worstest." Yes, I do believe we have the "worstest" president ever.

"Fatberg" seems pretty disgusting!

"Woke," "fake news" and "microagression" and "alt right" are pretty common now. Unfortunate for "fake news" being a part of our vernacular, but what are you going to do.

I've used "onboarding" for years.
 
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"Squad goal?" Nah. My "squat goal" is to make my very own fatberg. Metamucil helps.

Several of these words are just adult usage of baby talk.
 
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I know! Worstest is the worst!
 
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