RE: Humor in technical writing

Subject: RE: Humor in technical writing
From: Jill Waite <jwaite -at- criticaldevices -dot- com>
To: "Techwhirl (E-mail)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 12:35:22 -0500

A Techwhirler said "...Prime (if not exactly technical) examples are the
infamous Chevy Nova ("doesn't go" in Spanish)and Coca Cola ("bite the wax
tadpole" in Chinese) translations.

These two have a high probability of being urban legends, not real truths.
Being a professional wordsmith and very interested in "word candy" of all
types, I often use (and recommend highly) the Urban Legends Reference Pages
(www.snopes.com).

Jill Waite
Critical Devices, Inc.
Dallas, TX 75240




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