"prior to"

Alex LIVINGSTON alex at agsm.unsw.edu.au
Tue Jan 13 23:48:24 UTC 1998

Can the three-syllable, two-word, pretentious Bureauspeak "prior to" please be eliminated from all tz-file comments and documentation (unless it's a quote) and universally replaced by the two-syllable, one-word "before" of identical meaning?

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