RE: Pet Peeves

Subject: RE: Pet Peeves
From: Kevin McLauchlan <kmclauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 10:25:05 -0400

Gene Kim-Eng responded to Amy Gale:
> I do document hardware. "Male/female" is still SOP.
> Microsoft doesn't rule the world yet.

I'm surprised that we haven't heard from people in
the world of hydraulics and the movement/control of
liquids and steam and pressurized gases.

Not only would they toss around terms like "male"
and "female", they'd talk about [gasp!] "coupling".

Worse, they'd [double-gasp!] _write_ such terms in
their manuals and catalogs, not even caring that
those documents might be seen by children and
impressionable/PC "adults".

Whoo! Imagine the stir. <fanning self briskly>

The howwah. The howwah.


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