Re: In love with a word

Subject: Re: In love with a word
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 08:44:47 -0500

While I still think "whilst" and "amongst" are archaic (personal opinion), David Castro's point about the difference between the "perfect word" and the "most appropriate word" is another way of saying "know your audience." You would never write material meant for budding technicians using the same grammar and style that you would writing for a scientific journal.

That VP of Engineering I spoke of who used "utilized" when he should have used "use," and sprinkled "amongst" liberally throughout his Help text was, incidentally, also the head of the local school board.


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