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Re: [Lingo] Workflow vs. Jobflow

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 4:49 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull <> wrote:
> Nguyễn Vũ Hưng writes:
>  > Hello all,
>  >
>  > Quick questions:
>  > - Is "jobflow" is a correct English?
>  > - Is that the meanings of "workflow" and "jobflow" are the same.
> As usual, it would really help if you gave context.  Many many words
> are used in specialized contexts, and often a native-speaker can guess
> whether a particular word would be likely to be used in that way in
> that context.  Without context, all she can say is "I never heard of
> that one before...".
> In American English, I can't imagine that "workflow" and "jobflow"
> would mean the same thing.  "Workflow" means "how a task is done",
> while "jobflow" would almost certain mean "rate at which a series of
> tasks is done."
> In my experience, Japanese do often substitute "job" where an American
> would say "work".

As a native speaker, I have never heard nor would I use "jobflow" in
American English.  Even "Corporate American English" where terrible
things like "Ask becomes a noun" happen.   That's all I can offer to
the conversation :)

Kyle Faber
Limelight Networks

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