RE: Pet Peeves

Subject: RE: Pet Peeves
From: "Poshedly, Ken" <PoshedlyK -at- polysius -dot- com>
To: "Chris Borokowski" <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 09:55:32 -0400

Although I've been away from it for quite awhile, I must say that using
a "subordinate" flash unit along with the master flash unit when doing
portrait photography just doesn't sound right.

-- Kenpo, in cloudy rainy Atlanta
(Or at least it will be tonight)

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[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+poshedlyk=polysius -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
Behalf Of Chris Borokowski
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: Pet Peeves

Master/Slave becomes Master/Subordinate. According to Adobe PDF search,
the term "male" is not used in a hardware context, only a general
linguistic context where replacements are recommended in this order:

1. "The"
John set his user settings
--> John set the user settings
2. "Their"
If any user has a setting issue, they can fix their problem with
3. "His or Her"
Any user with a settings issue can fix his or her computer with a

I suppose even Microsoft believes the world should adapt to the reality
of metaphor. Somewhere, James Joyce is smiling.

--- Amy Gale <amyg -at- grammatech -dot- com> wrote:
> The Microsoft Manual of Style says not to use them and provides
> substitutes, which I don't remember offhand. I suppose I'd use those
> substitutes if I documented hardware, which I don't.


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