Re: I had say it because I was afraid no one else would.

Subject: Re: I had say it because I was afraid no one else would.
From: Steven Jong <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 16:09:21 -0500


Stuart Burnfield wrote:

> even if ["fraudster"]
> it were a made-up word, your company has every right to
> invent it and the product manager is entitled to make sure
> that its usage in your manual and the marketing material
> reinforce each other.

I didn't disagree at the time, and I'm not disagreeing now. But you do
realize, don't you, that you've just ceded the entire jargon argument?
Any bizarre coinage, spelling, usage, or capitalization can similarly
be claimed as a deliberate invention. Yikes!

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