And Or

Subject: And Or
From: "Ben" <baj357 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 16:38:31 -0700

I apologize if this has been discussed already, but using the phrase
"and/or" to mean the inclusion of all or any combination of items, including
only one item in a given list just doesn't seem right to me-though I see it
everywhere. Is that phrase commonly accepted in tech writing? What do you
purists say? Thanks!


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