RE: Need help with a pompous engineer

Subject: RE: Need help with a pompous engineer
From: EBoulet -at- Exchange -dot- WebMD -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 15:53:02 -0500

The word won't be in the dictionary. Look up the rules on prefixes in a
style guide. According to the Handbook of Technical Writing (Third Edition -
albeit, not the latest), I think renotification is fine.

On the other hand, this is a rather silly argument. Why do you care what
word this guy uses? I would save my breath for more important things. But if
you think it important enough to pursue, I would use humor. Send him a note
saying you spent hours researching the word and the spelling is
"renote-ification". Maybe he'll use it. ;->

Mark Twain had some really funny things to say about spelling that I often
use to put non-writers at ease. It works like a charm.


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