Re: Need help with a pompous engineer

Subject: Re: Need help with a pompous engineer
From: Rebecca Stevenson <rjstevenson -at- sprynet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 15:52:30 -0500

And here I thought the issue was going to be that "re-notification" sounds clumsy with or without a hyphen. I'm afraid to ask how this word is being used in an engineering context.

At 12:07 PM -0800 2/14/02, Wade Courtney wrote:

In our engineering meeting this morning the subject of using a word came up.
The word is re-notification, people are suggesting that we use
renotification instead. I asked what set of rules they were using to make
this decision and one of the engineers quipped of "Why don't you go look in
the dictionary."
Before I go went and did something stupid, like prove him wrong, I looked in
several online dictionaries, renotification was nowhere to be seen.

What is the best way to approach this without any loss of face on either


C. Wade Courtney
Technical Writer

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