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Subject:Re: Launch, Task Bar, and Other... From:Juha Saarinen <juha -at- saarinen -dot- org> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 19 Oct 2001 12:42:51 +1300 (NZDT)
On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Iggy wrote:
> I missed the beginning of this thread, but why on
> earth would anyone find "launch" or "taskbar"
> OFFENSIVE? I think we're starting to really stretch
> the meaning of certain words, especially "offensive",
> which is probably why our society is what it is today.
> But (quickly) back to technical writing, terminology
> can be acceptable or unacceptable, but hardly
> offensive. Using expletives to belittle someone's
> mother might be offensive, but terminology such as
> this is not and should not be.
Don't know about "launch", but in Swedish, "task" refers to a certain part
of the male anatomy which usually isn't referred to in polite society.
"Bar" means "drinking place" usually, so the compound noun formed by task
and bar creates no end of giggles in Sweden.
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