Re: Pet Peeves

Subject: Re: Pet Peeves
From: "D. Michael McIntyre" <michael -dot- mcintyre -at- rosegardenmusic -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 13:13:00 -0500

On Wednesday 14 March 2007 4:39 am, Geoff Lane wrote:
> and ban male and female
> mating components - even though these have been industry standard
> terms for ages

True story. My dad found himself on the pointy end of a sexual harassment
lawsuit over that very issue. It didn't go all the way to court, but she
made him sweat for a long time over a completely innocent command to "insert
the male plug into the female receptacle," or something along very similar
lines. He does tech support, and deals with people for whom all this
electronic stuff is a total mystery. She had no idea his words were
innocent, and put him through a lot of misery over it.

Caveat scriptor. Know thine audience.
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References:
RE: Pet Peeves: From: Dori Green
Re: Pet Peeves: From: Avram Baskin
Re: Pet Peeves: From: Geoff Lane

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