Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Using "hack" as a verb
    From: Bob Goethe
    Date: 2018 Nov 24, 07:38 -0800

    It seems fairly well attested - at least back in the 19th century - to use hack as an adjective, as in " a hack watch" (i.e. an inexpensive watch that one syncronizes with his chronometer).

    Is is appropriate to use hack as a verb? As in:

    • I hacked WWV using a stopwatch...

      or...
    • I hacked a stopwatch with WWV.

    It may be that either of the above options would communicate OK. 

    Or one is better than the other. 

    OR...it is the 21st century and we don't use "hack" as a verb.  One might better say, "I synchronized my stopwatch with WWV."

    Thank you for your thoughts.

    Bob

       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site