RE: "Select" in lieu of other verbs

Subject: RE: "Select" in lieu of other verbs
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 12:55:56 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)
> Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:35 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: "Select" in lieu of other verbs
> Is this just a battle not worth fighting?...

That's correct. This battle is not worth fighting, at least not by you.
I assume that *someone* at GE Healthcare approves user manuals. Present
the situation to them, and let them decide.

Your company has document approval procedures, and you need to encourage
everyone to follow them. If the procedures are unsatisfactory, you need
to work to improve them.

> Yesterday, I was really upset about this, and sat on this
> email for a night. I'm still upset, but not as much....

If you're really getting that upset about verbs, you need to take a few
deep breaths. *No* verb is worth losing sleep over -- well, maybe
"incentivize," but just that one.

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