RE: Open vs Appear, Yet Again (was: "RE: WG: Newbie question - GU I terminology")

Subject: RE: Open vs Appear, Yet Again (was: "RE: WG: Newbie question - GU I terminology")
From: mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com
To: Maggie_Secara -at- capgroup -dot- com, Jeff -dot- Cross -at- desire2learn -dot- com
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 15:48:27 -0400

Maggie_Secara -at- capgroup -dot- com [mailto:Maggie_Secara -at- capgroup -dot- com] advised:

> Jeff Cross <Jeff -dot- Cross -at- desire2learn -dot- com> points out:
> > What about "displays" used as an intransitive verb, in place of
> > "appears" or "opens"? (As in, "The Add Participant window
> displays.")
> >
> > Personally this drives me nuts, but I see it used quite frequently.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

> In that sense, "displays" means the dialog is showing off,
> with intent to mate.

And with what, or whom, d'you suppose it intends to mate, hm?

The viewer of that display is sitting at the keyboard... alone... unwary.

Back away carefully, then... Run, don't walk. DON'T look back

Wash your hands. Twice. (Never mind the keyboard, just burn that, later. The
mouse too. Come to think of it, send somebody else to do that. Somebody you
don't like.)

Dispose of your contact lenses.

Think of nuns and/or porcupines (whichever is least arousing to you).

Check the company benefits booklet for possibility of counselling or

Cry if you need to. If you feel the urge to laugh instead... see previous

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