Re: Displays: oops, and correction

Subject: Re: Displays: oops, and correction
From: Bill Burns <bburns -at- scriptorium -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 11:18:12 -0700

Geoff writes:

John Renish politely pointed out, off-list, that there's no such thing as a
female peacock, since the species is actually known as "peafowl", and her
ladyship would in fact be a "peahen". Oops! I take refuge in the fact that
nobody else corrected me, and thus, rather than having committed a gross
error, I actually used my exquisite judgment to choose a word appropriate
for a non-ornithological audience.

I think few layfolk but John are assiduous enough to recognize the oversight (um, editorial license?). <g>


Bill Burns, Senior Technical Consultant, Scriptorium Publishing
FrameMaker ACE, WebWorks Publisher Certified Trainer
bburns -at- scriptorium -dot- com - 208-484-4459
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