10/22/2007

10-22-07 - 1

"shelled" (the adjective, not the verb) is a totally ruined word. Some people use it to mean "shell removed", others use it to mean "with shell on". You can't tell which they mean until they use "deshelled" (indicating that shelled = shell on) or "unshelled" (indicating that shelled = shell removed). Because of this I recommend using "shell-on" and "shell-off" instead.

For example this page at VA Peanuts uses the word "shelled" to mean "shell-removed" but if you click on the link for the in-shell peanuts, their text here uses "shelled" to mean "with shell".

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