Re: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation

Subject: Re: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation
From: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 14:50:42 -0500

Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant) wrote:
> Isn't "consider your audience" the first thing they teach in Tech
> Writing?
> At any rate, here we have a prime and lovely example of "the flounce,"
> captured in the wild. I'm more used to the American Extended Adolescent
> Flounce, which involves fewer words, more of them made of 4 letters, and
> rarely involves headings and sub-points. However, this American Academic
> Flounce, while wordier, resembles its cousin in many ways: appeal to
> authority, wounded expression of not being appreciated, and reference to
> another, similarly underappreciated former group member who, although
> he/she left quietly (without flounce), reportedly holds the same views
> as the flouncer.
> Sincerely,
> Madelyn Boudreaux
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Would flouncing on an email list be cyberflouncing? And does this make all us list member flouncees?

David Downing
Senior Technical Writer
Credit Union Solutions


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