Re: Don't you love farce?

Subject: Re: Don't you love farce?
From: Jo Baer <jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 10:42:07 -0500

All of this is very funny, and a welcome break in the day. But there is a
serious side that we, as techwriters, have to deal with. How much of this
"newspeak" do we adopt? How much can we expect readers to understand? If you
write about products that are expected to be in use a decade from now, which
coined words and phrases will have faded from memory, and will only serve to
confuse the reader? In 2010, will some new user be asking what the heck 24/7
means?

Of course, this has nothing to do with the original thread.

Jo

"Farwell, Peter" wrote:

> These words will not disappear for at least four years since they are part
> of a language widely spoken in corporate boardrooms and within the U.S.
> Military. I am speaking, of course, of Bushonics.
>
> "These people are greatly misunderestimated," says University of Texas
> linguistics professor James Bundy, himself a Bushonics speaker. "They're not
> lacking in intelligence facilities by any stretch of the mind. They just
> have a differing way of speechifying."
>
> For more about this fascinating and, at times, excruciating, method of
> communicating, visit
> http://www.salon.com/politics/feature/2001/03/19/bushonics/
>
> Cheers!
>
> Peter
> peter -dot- farwell -at- encorp -dot- com


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