Re: Pet Peeves

Subject: Re: Pet Peeves
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 21:07:44 -0700

Thanks, I didn't know that. BTW, via is a Latin (the dead language)
noun for street. This would be a good opportunity to discuss the
expression /The more things change, the more they stay the same/, eh?

Fred Ridder wrote:
> Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com> wrote (in part):
>> In general, some words seem to become proscribed in one or another style
>> guide for half-baked reasons. One howler is 'via', which MMOS advises
>> against because translation of this many-thousands year old word,
>> essentially unchanged in meaning for all of that time, is apparently
>> difficult for localizers. Or maybe via offends as a foreign word. Have
>> mercy :-)
> There actually is a legitimate reason for avoiding the word "via" to
> mean "by way of" if you are writing about anything that involves
> printed circuit boards. In the world of circuit board layout and
> manufacturing, "via" is a noun that refers to the physical mechanism
> that connects a trace on one layer of a multi-layer circuit board to
> another layer. Our corporate style guide recommends against the
> prepositional use of "via" on the basis of possible confusion with
> the noun usage.
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