So there I am, innocently reading a book, and come across this word that stops me in my tracks.
Yep, that's it. Google away to your hearts' content. Is it something to do with being locked up in a coop, do you think?
Of course it should be co-opted. Punctuate appropriately or suffer ridicule on the the spike of my pen. Reference my earlier posts on how to punctuate and not appear to be a total thickie: Speling. and Punctuation' and Shear Ignorance.
Oh, and people are still writing phased when they mean fazed. Stop it.