RE: Avoiding and/or?

Subject: RE: Avoiding and/or?
From: Maggie Secara <MSecara -at- bizbuyer -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 11:27:51 -0800

As I suggested to Mike earlier today, there's more to this than just whether
"and/or" is an ugly usage or not. It seems to me that the real problem in
the example sentence is that working at home and telecommuting are too much
like the same thing. It sounds like you're using both expressions to avoid
having to define what you mean by "telecommuting." In which case, why not
just use "working at home". Ah, because someone might be telecomutting from
someplace besides his/her home? That's just splitting hairs. Be bloody,
bold, and resolute! Say "telecommuting", because it doesn't matter where
they're telecommuting from. The program still isn't for them. :


Maggie Secara
The Technical Writer

BizBuyer.com
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 883-6446

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Develop HTML-based Help with Macromedia Dreamweaver! (STC Discount.)
**NEW DATE/LOCATION!** January 16-17, 2001, New York, NY.
http://www.weisner.com/training/dreamweaver_help.htm or 800-646-9989.

Sponsored by SOLUTIONS, Conferences and Seminars for Communicators
Publications Management Clinic, TECH*COMM 2001 Conference, and more
http://www.SolutionsEvents.com or 800-448-4230

---
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.


Previous by Author: RE: Techwr-1 polls
Next by Author: RE: RoboHELP 2000
Previous by Thread: RE: Avoiding and/or?
Next by Thread: PDF vs. MS Word files vs. Printer!


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads