RE: Steve Cavanaugh's STE post

Subject: RE: Steve Cavanaugh's STE post
From: "Cardimon,Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "Steve Cavanaugh" <scavanaugh -at- nat-seattle -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:48:41 -0400

"Challenge" is an excellent word for describing STE. I could not have
chosen better.

Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Cavanaugh [mailto:scavanaugh -at- nat-seattle -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 11:34 AM
To: Cardimon,Craig; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Steve Cavanaugh's STE post

Indeed, it is more of a challenge than any other writing assignment I
have endured.


Steve Cavanaugh
Sr. Technical Writer
NAT Seattle Inc.

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Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 4:59 AM
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Subject: Steve Cavanaugh's STE post


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Message: 53
Steve said:

I'm sure everyone here is aware of ASD-STE100, the Aerospace and Defense
Industries Association of Europe (ASD) standard for Simplified Technical
English or STE. <snip> Please see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_English.

My response:

English is already effective when used properly. From what I've seen of
Simplified Technical English, may I say a firm, "yuck-poo."

STE is awkward, doesn't flow, and has all the charm and grace of an
automatic voice message system reciting Shakespeare.

In my opinion, simplifying English as STE does crushes all the joy out
of it.

I'm sure STE is useful and has its place, but Lord Almighty, I hope I
don't HAVE to use it any time soon.

-- Craig (ducking for cover)



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