Re: Injecting a little whimsy into grey text

Subject: Re: Injecting a little whimsy into grey text
From: "Cathy Arthur" <catherine -dot- arthur -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 08:52:54 -0400

> Re: Injecting a little whimsy into grey text


In our group, developers are free to supply an unusual word to include in
the the text of their feature. So far, once developer in particular enjoys
this and we've managed to include malodorous, cabal, trundle, and chunky
bacon. We do use these in parts of the text that are not critical, of
course, since a fair proportion of the audience does not speak English as a
first language. I see these as being something of an Easter egg, and I do
know that some of our readers (who are internal) enjoy finding them. One of
our VPs went to read the docs just to find one. As a writer, I enjoy the
challenge of working them in. It is also, I think, a means of strengthening
the connection between the dev and writing teams.

Cathy Arthur

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