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Subject:RE: In love with a word From:"Saunders, Ian, VF UK" <Ian -dot- Saunders -at- vodafone -dot- com> To:"Anthony Kelly" <alkelly71 -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 5 Jan 2006 10:04:23 -0000
> We'll have to agree to disagree there, as to me "quaint" is
> definitely not
> "plain", and is quite pointless.
Yup. Let's agree to disagree.
> Personally I only think it is used to dress-up dull prose,
> and I browbeat
> those who use it in technical documents :)
Hmm. The smiley at the end doesn't conceal your "passion" about this.
"Whilst" doesn't raise an eyebrow in England - even amongst (!) the most brow-beaten. People say it and write it without any motive to "dress-up" their communication.
> Are there any words that are a definite no-no in your writing?
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