RE: a verb is born

Subject: RE: a verb is born
From: "Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 14:51:00 -0400

Sarah Stegall said...

> In a discussion with some engineers/users today regarding our need to
> absorb
> disparate technical reports into our main user guide, I suggested that
> "Borg" them. They met this terminology with delight. My meaning was
> immediately understood, despite the fact that only two people in the
> were native speakers of English. No explanation was required. I am
> adopting
> the verb 'to Borg' into my working vocabulary, meaning 'to revise and
> assimilate disparate documents into one centrally organized
structure', as
> in "The technical writer will Borg the set-up manual, I/O port
> installation
> paper, and the troubleshooting guide into the final user guide."
> Sarah
> Channelling Gene Roddenberry today

Oh boy... that reminds me of an electronic signature I once saw and
co-opted for a while many years ago:

"I am Ed McMahon of Borg: You may have already been assimilated!"

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