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RE: Poll: Is technical writing a sellout or fallback career?
Subject:RE: Poll: Is technical writing a sellout or fallback career? From:"Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com> To:"Guy K. Haas" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com> Date:Thu, 7 Aug 2008 16:45:54 -0600
Guy K. Haas wrote:
> Time was when our Silicon Valley area clerks did ask
> "Do you want paper, or plastic?"
> but more and more of late, I'm hearing no comma.
> If I were to use capitalization to represent rising intonation, I'd
> the appropriate query as
> "Do you want PAper, or PLAStic?"
> di di di DAH di di DAH di (think Morse code)
> but what keeps coming to my ears of late is more like
> "Do you want paper-or-PLASTIC?"
> di di di di di di DAH DAH
I'm incredulous. The clerks out there really say "Do you want..."?
Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
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