RE: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English

Subject: RE: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English
From: "Kathy Bowman" <Kathy -dot- Bowman -at- saabsystems -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:57:54 +0930

Within twenty years 'updation' will be probably be appearing in dictionaries... along with 'engageability'. I have been submitting 'engageability' for a few years. :)

Keith Hood wrote:

My current job is documenting software that was developed overseas, and today I ran into a good example of being *just* a bit off in wording. The software includes a procedure for updating some types of data. At one point, if you try to proceed without selecting the data type, the program shows an error message that reads: "Please select the data for updation."

I kind of liked that. 


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