Re: Grammar question?

Subject: Re: Grammar question?
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 07:12:20 +1100

Sarah Blake wrote:
>
> ...in fact, I can tell technical writers who have actually worked with
> Java technology from those who've only poked at it a bit from whether
> their CV uses "Java" as a noun or an adjective. Sun's rabid insistence
> on that one seems to leave scars for life :)
>

Why, thank you - we try :->

Sometimes I think I should have a red stamp that
says "Use trademarks as adjectives, not nouns."
so I wouldn't have to keep writing it over and
over in my editorial summaries. Worst was when
I first started at Sun and we had a product that
had the full name trademarked (thank heaven we
don't do that any more). It was really awkward
to have to tell writers to say "the NeWSprinter
printer"!

-- Janice

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References:
Grammar question: From: Moshe Kruger (AllWrite)
Grammar question?: From: Geoff Hart
RE: Grammar question?: From: Sarah Blake

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