Re: Paramet[e]rization

Subject: Re: Paramet[e]rization
From: "Richard G. Combs" <richard -dot- combs -at- voyanttech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 09:17:26 -0700

Mark L. Levinson wrote:

> Is there any good reason for preferring the
> spelling "parameterization" or "parametrization"?
> (For your convenience, if you wish to reply
> "Flip a coin and get on with your life" you
> may write simply "FACAGOWYL".)

Well, it may be in the dictionary, but... jeez, is that an ugly, awkward

It sounds like a bureaucrat's rewrite of a simple, clear gerund phrase
consisting of a word like "setting," "defining," or "measuring" and the
appropriate noun(s).

If you insist on using it, FACAGOWYL is probably good advice. Personally,
I'd rather spend time figuring out how to avoid that word than how best to
spell it. ;-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Voyant Technologies, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT voyanttechDOTcom
rgcombs AT freeDASHmarketDOTnet

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