RE: Linguistic Overreaching

Subject: RE: Linguistic Overreaching
From: Stuart Burnfield <sburnf -at- au1 -dot- ibm -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 09:25:04 +0800

Michael West said:
> But journalism is not technical writing. You've used an evocative
> metaphor ("slithering"). Would you deny a journalist, however
> reptilian, the same indulgence?

If the journalist really does mean "epicenter" then it's a metaphor. If the
journalist really means "center" then it's a mistake.



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