Succed or fail

  Bearsden 22:57 06 Aug 2008
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Aloha folks; brief rant on the misuse of "successfully" . "You have successfully installed/upgraded ..." take your pick. How does one perform these actions unsuccessfully?

  User2008 23:04 06 Aug 2008

If you unsuccessfully install it, it installs but won't work?

One today was changing my PIN at the ATM:

"You have successfully changed your PIN number"

.......and it's not the word 'successfully' that irritated me.

  tasslehoff burrfoot 23:05 06 Aug 2008

I don't understand how those are misuses

  Bearsden 23:13 06 Aug 2008

How could you unsuccessfully change your PIN?

  Bearsden 23:20 06 Aug 2008

The word is redundant in this context. I said it was a rant !
Aloha oe

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