RE: Canadian English (WAS: Writing for a particular audience)

Subject: RE: Canadian English (WAS: Writing for a particular audience)
From: "Stuart Rogers" <srogers -at- phoenix-geophysics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 10:24:15 -0400

I'm all for recognition of CE by the rest of the world (we in Canada
already accord it that honour), but please don't think that 'precise' as
a verb is included in it. I've *never* heard it used anywhere in the
country. However, as someone else pointed out, 'preciser' is a verb in
French, and many call centres here hire bilingual agents. Easy enough
for an ESL speaker to to be fooled by a false cognate (un faux ami, a
false friend, in French!).

Maybe we need to recognize CCE (Call Centre English)??

Stuart Rogers
Technical Communicator
Phoenix Geophysics Limited
Toronto, ON, Canada
+1 (416) 491-7340 x 325

mailto:srogers -at- phoenix-geophysics -dot- com

Developers explain How the Product Works.
Technical Writers explain How to Work the Product.

-----Original Message-----
From: bounce-techwr-l-88731 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-88731 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com] On Behalf Of Jan
Sent: June 8, 2002 2:06 AM
Subject: Re(2): Writing for a particular audience

[using 'precise' as a verb]

>I had the presence of mind to ask where her call center was located.
>That's how I found out the term was wide-spread (Toronto and Ottawa,

May be it is time to declare a separate Candian dialect of English (CE),
alongside AE and BE?

Jan Henning

Your monthly sponsorship message here reaches more than
5000 technical writers, providing 2,500,000+ monthly impressions.
Contact Eric (ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com) for details and availability.

Check out RoboDemo for tutorials! It makes creating full-motion software
demonstrations and other onscreen support materials easy and intuitive.
Need RoboHelp? Save $100 on RoboHelp Office in May with our mail-in rebate.
Go to
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Re(2): Writing for a particular audience: From: Jan Henning

Previous by Author: RE: Terminology - Tri Vs. Triple
Next by Author: RE: Which wordprocessor is the best?
Previous by Thread: Re(2): Writing for a particular audience
Next by Thread: RE: Motivation - Update - 2 quick comments

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads