Re: alternative to typo

Subject: Re: alternative to typo
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:54:19 -0400

Indeed, the error could have been from an intentional use of a wrong
command, not fat-fingered, but bone-headed.

How about, "Entering an erroneous command may render the unit
unresponsive." ?

While we are at it, what's the correct way to punctuate that use of
quote marke? I remember having been taught that it should be:

How about, "Entering an erroneous command may render the unit unresponsive?"

which has always struck me as a bone-headed rule.

Cardimon, Craig wrote:
>> For some reason I am having trouble coming up with an alternative to
>> "typo."
>> I have a sentence that says:
>>
>> "A typo in this command may render the unit unresponsive."
>>
>> Should I change it to, "a typographical error"? That sounds stuffy. "A
>> mistake in typing..."? Something else?
>
> Joel,
>
> When I need to mix things up a bit, I use "fat-finger," as in "this was
> fat-fingered as." People seem to know exactly what I mean. You could
> also say "mistake."
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