RE: simply (was: Reading Humor - makes angry)

Subject: RE: simply (was: Reading Humor - makes angry)
From: BMcClain -at- centura -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 11:27:33 -0400

Years ago I got a markup from a phone-support guy who'd scribbled on one
page of my user-manual draft, "Just, just, JUST!" I'd written that word
three times on one page. I now beat myself up over using "just," "simply,"
"you could," and the like. Now my writing's more terse overall but (I hope)
less distracting.

I might lighten up on myself occasionally when writing marcom or a
newsletter piece, but otherwise, just the facts, ma'am.

Bill McClain
("Writers are always selling somebody out." - Joan Didion)

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon Deitch [mailto:sharon -at- sintecmedia -dot- com]

<<I confess to using "simply" when the procedure is, in fact, simple for the
user to do.>>

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