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Concentives

 
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Troy Steadman
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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:31 pm    Post subject: Concentives Reply with quote

When I read Tobias Smollett's "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle"
many, many years ago I made a note about "concurring concentives" which
wasn't in my dictionary (the COD) at that time.

It seems to be even more not in my dictionary nowadays! The only
reference I can find on-line to this passage (Peregrine trying to
seduce then trying to rape Emilia) it seems to have failed somebody's
spell check and become "incentives".

http://tinyurl.com/9bjc9

"Concentives" seems to exist in neoteric business-speak, meaning
corporate as opposed to personal incentives, but did it ever exist in
proper English? If so what did it mean?
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Troy Steadman
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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Concentives Reply with quote

Troy Steadman wrote:
Quote:
When I read Tobias Smollett's "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle"
many, many years ago I made a note about "concurring concentives" which
wasn't in my dictionary (the COD) at that time.

It seems to be even more not in my dictionary nowadays! The only
reference I can find on-line to this passage (Peregrine trying to
seduce then trying to rape Emilia) it seems to have failed somebody's
spell check and become "incentives".

http://tinyurl.com/9bjc9

"Concentives" seems to exist in neoteric business-speak, meaning
corporate as opposed to personal incentives, but did it ever exist in
proper English? If so what did it mean?

The phrase is in para 3 chapter 76.

"Emilia, warmed by so many concurring [in]centives, in favour of the
man she loved, abated considerably of her wonted reserve..."
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