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Neglectable vs Negligible
I came across someone using the word neglectable recently - my first reaction was to say that they were wrong - but were they ?
Most dictionaries seem to say that neglectable is an archaic form of negligible,
but when does the usage of a word become so infrequent that it is no longer correct ?
One could ask when is the usage of neglectable so infrequent that it is negligible?
I also note that my spell checker doesn't like it any more - it suggests "neglect able" or "neglect-able" (both wrong) but not negligible.
As a rule I would suggest that if a dictionary says a word is archaic then note the meaning so that you understand the text but don't use that word
- its what linguists say when a programmer would say "deprecated".