re: raison d'être

Subject: re: raison d'être
From: "Lin Sims" <linda -dot- sims -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 14:01:04 -0400


I'll admit I hadn't thought of this sign as a cry for help from a real
technical writer, but it's one that always made me say "huh?".

This sign was on a stairwell door, and it said (wait for it):

"Use Stairs Between Floors Only"

I never have figured out where else they thought the stairs would be
used.

On 2 Oct 2002 at 10:37, Sean Hower wrote:

> My favorite example for the need for technical writing is a bathroom
> sign that tickles me every time I see it. It reads something like:
>
> "Due to very minimal pressure in this restroom facility, excessive use
> of paper materials necessitates frequent attention."
>
> mmmmmmmmmmm, now that's a tongue twister
>



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