Re: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English

Subject: Re: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 17:45:11 -0700

"Updation" is in Webster's "New Millenium" dictionary. I have been seeing it in
various software release notes for at least 10 years now.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
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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