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

Subject: Re: Friday Poll Idea (WAS: In love with a word)
From: "H. Christopher Christner" <cchris -at- toptechwriter -dot- us>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 11:58:55 -0500

I always wanted to use "highly non-inflammable"

But I was afraid that doing so would put the universe in a "cat state".


> On 1/6/06 11:51 AM, "Cynthia Schultz" <Cynthia -dot- Schultz -at- iolo -dot- com> wrote:
>> ubiquitous
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+cynthia -dot- schultz=iolo -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
>> Behalf Of Nuckols, Kenneth M
>> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 5:11 AM
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>> Subject: Friday Poll Idea (WAS: In love with a word)
>> Dick Marguils wrote:
>>> Kevin Amery wrote:
>>>> Wherefore art thou inscribing "till" upon thy software treatise?
>> These
>>> are
>>>> but wild and whirling words.
>>>> :-)
>>>> Until next time....
>>>> Kevin Amery
>>> Well, not all tech writing consists of software documentation. But
>> I'll
>>> 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
>> mean
>>> 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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RE: Friday Poll Idea (WAS: In love with a word): From: Cynthia Schultz

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