Re: Yahoo has no staff tech writers

Subject: Re: Yahoo has no staff tech writers
From: "Caroline Jarrett" <caroline -dot- jarrett -at- effortmark -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 16:41:52 +0100

From: "Richard Lippincott" <richard -dot- lippincott -at- ae -dot- ge -dot- com>
<snip - where to find Simplified English>

>The document specifies certain language that must be used, and
>'s not always proper English grammar. For example, in
> Simplified English, "Be sure to check the oil" isn't accepted, the
> must be written as "Make sure and check the oil."
> That's not an option. They're very specific about it. We have to write it
> like that. (Or, in simplified English, "We must make sure and write it
> that.")

'Make sure and check the oil' strikes me as perfectly acceptable
grammar. Is that because I'm reading and writing British English?
If so, then I think we've found a clear example of why the aerospace
Simplified English was created: to iron out the variabilities
of different flavours of Englishes for documents that must
be read unambigously for safety reasons.

Caroline Jarrett
Caroline -dot- Jarrett -at- Effortmark -dot- co -dot- uk

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