Re: The Engineer's Iron Ring

Subject: Re: The Engineer's Iron Ring
From: "Teri A. Ward" <taw0200 -at- eeidf002 -dot- ca -dot- boeing -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 15:09:31 -0700 (PDT)

I wonder if there might be something along
these lines that we could wear to identify
ourselves as technical writers?

John Fleming wrote:

-------- snip ------------------
> In a nutshell, the oath commits the engineer to serving his fellow
> human beings, as an engineer, to the best of his or her ability. I
> think I have a copy of the text kicking around here somewhere, but I'm
> not sure where.
> As part of the ceremony, the engineer is given an iron ring to wear on
> the pinkie on his or her working hand.
> Since the institution of the oath and ceremony, wearing an iron ring
> has become customary for engineers, in this part of the world anyway,
> and the wearing of such a ring almost automatically identifies the
> wearer as an engineer.


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