Re: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English

Subject: Re: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English
From: arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 20:39:13 -0400


My dictionary obviously needs updatification.

;)
Arroxane




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From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 6:56 pm
Subject: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English










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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