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> 2. Because they describe the relationship, we've decided
> we'll always use these words as adjectives.
> We'll talk about the "master unit" and the "slave unit". This
> seems to eliminate the emotional response to the words.
A most excellent idea! It adds rather than subtracts clarity, and
injecting the neuter noun undoubtedly assuages the concerns of all but
the most hypersensitive. Great solution!
I speculated earlier that "someone who is both rational and considerate
(as you appear to be) will more than likely strike a reasonable
balance," and I'm delighted to be proven right (once again). :-)
Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
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