RE: Pet Peeves

Subject: RE: Pet Peeves
From: cupton -at- syclone -dot- net
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 10:17:49 -0500 (EST)

D&PS in the 50s referred to shows put on in the border towns of Mexico. I
don't need to go into any more detail, do I? I'm always amazed when I hear
the term used in a business meeting or - horrors - on TV.

Carolyn Upton
(almost too old to remember)

> Everybody who makes their living using language really should take it upon
> themselves to become informed about sexist and racist language, and delete
> it from their vocabulary.
>
> I've recently seen "rule of thumb" and "dog and pony show" right here on
> this list. Look 'em up, and cut 'em out.
>
> It's the recipient who determines whether or not the message is clear --
> or
> hurtful. When we have been informed that certain words and phrases are
> hurtful, we need to stop using them.
>
> Dori Green
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Re: Typographical conventions: From: Kevin Amery
RE: Pet Peeves: From: Dori Green

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