Talk:Vetting

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Variation[edit]

As a variation, lawyer and talk show host Ron Kuby uses the neologism "vetted out." This is designed to be more impressive and learned than the usual "checked out."Lestrade 17:30, 31 August 2006 (UTC)Lestrade

In other words, he misuses it. "Vetted" would be appropriate. The "out" is just a misuse. One more example of lawyers screwing up the language. Let's let this "variation" die with his program when it gets canceled. 70.171.21.220 (talk)

Origin[edit]

It's from Latin veto which means forbid. To vet means making the decision whether to forbid or not, that is to check. As such the vetting also has origin in veto. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.211.51.62 (talk) 09:05, 18 September 2008 (UTC)