Friday Poll Idea (WAS: In love with a word)

Subject: Friday Poll Idea (WAS: In love with a word)
From: "Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 08:10:57 -0500

Dick Marguils wrote:
> Kevin Amery wrote:
> > Wherefore art thou inscribing "till" upon thy software treatise?
> are
> > but wild and whirling words.
> >
> > :-)
> >
> > Until next time....
> >
> > Kevin Amery
> >
> Well, not all tech writing consists of software documentation. But
> let that slide. I never said I would use the word in technical writing
> at all. I was just trying to correct a misapprehension, which seems to
> be prevalent among the people who have contributed to the thread, that
> till can only be a verb having to do with turning the soil or a noun
> representing a cash drawer and that 'til is what you write when you
> until and want to say it informally.

Okay so my question for this lovely Friday morning is this: Now that
we've been talking about words that _other_ writers are in love with and
overuse, misuse, abuse, and flog incessantly in their documentation,
what about looking in the mirror: What word (or words) are _you_ tempted
to use in your documentation? Which word would just love to find a way
to use at least once on every page of every document you create?

I'll go first -- I have many, but my top three are as follows:
- frumious
- brillig
- momeraths

Okay, who else wants to confess? Happy Friday all!

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