Re: Words that should never be uttered or documented...

Subject: Re: Words that should never be uttered or documented...
From: Sean Hower <hokumhome -at- freehomepage -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 07:58:54 -0700 (PDT)

Keith Carlson wrote:
In my experience, "best practice" is more descriptive when used correctly.

And that's what it always comes down to. Using the words correctly. I'm all for innovation and creativity, heck it's a sign of intelligence, but to derive new vocabulary for already existing terms based on a misinterpretation of the meaning of a word is just silly. It only serves to reenforce the us-them syndrome. Mmm, that's a good point. Language is often used as a way to put yourself apart from some other group of people. Academia is REALLY good at doing this, especially when you get into the squishy sciences like anthropology. ;-) I guess business and academia have more in common than I thought...... :-)

Sean Hower - tech writer

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