TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
I have never seen an American use "expiry date"--only the British. In
fact, most Americans would be quite perplexed by "expiry date." I'm not
sure if the British are equally perplexed by "expiration date."
So, I guess the geographic location of your readers might determine
which one to use.
From: techwr-l-bounces+krh=weiland-wfg -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+krh=weiland-wfg -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
Behalf Of Brierley, Sean
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 8:38 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: FW: Expiry vs. expiration
"Expiry" is more common in the UK than in the US, but both strike me as
-- Mary Tabasko
I hadn't thought of that. Do British readers trip over "expiration date"
the same way that "expiry date" of software snags my foot?
FWIW, Google gave me 10 times more hits for expiration date than for
Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007
Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more. http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList
True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity! http://www.helpandmanual.com
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-