RE: Hopeless question: fund/raising

Subject: RE: Hopeless question: fund/raising
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 15:00:15 -0500

Lauren observed:
> By contrast, the term "co-worker" has been around awhile, so we may
> "coworker" as an appropriate form for the term, but it is too easy
> "cow" in the word and misread the word as "cow-worker" or worse,
> "cow-orker," whatever that could be.

One who orks cows, or one who works just down the hall.

I first met "cow-orker" on the Copyediting mailing list, many years ago,
and have been flinging it wildly ever since. (Geoff, who lived there and
on many other lists, is rolling his eyes, I can tell. ;-> )
I found that I much prefer cow-orker to co-worker or coworker. I think
we should all adopt it.
Say it with me now: cow-orker. Cow-ORKer.
EmPHAsis on the middle syllABle.
I sense a groundswell movement in the making... or possible just gas.

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