Re: Display or appear (Was: Can "either" be used if there are three or more selections?)

Subject: Re: Display or appear (Was: Can "either" be used if there are three or more selections?)
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 17:04:30 -0500

After you click New, the Product dialog displays.

Displays WHAT?

Fairies dancing, waving their wands? Witches intoning, "Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble..."? Something related to the software application?

I vote for appears. Not nearly as spooky in my book.

Jo Byrd

Laura_Hammett -at- scruggs -dot- com wrote:

My team solves this dilemma in the following way:

Use "displays". "Appears" implies a mystical, fairy-like presentation of
material.

Example:

After you click New, the Product dialog displays.

vs.

After you click New, the Product dialog appears. (Spooky.)


-Laura




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