I’ve witnessed an explosion in the use of that alleged word that even rivals nuance. It needs to be stomped out, for two reasons:

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  1. If you live outside the US, it’s not a word. If you’re in the Commonwealth and use it, you may as well customize your other colorful spelling.

  2. If you live in the US, it’s a lazy word. It can always be substituted for something better, such as " given a present by Alice" instead of “gotten a present from Bob”.

Glad to have gotten vanquished that from my system.

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