Re: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English

Subject: Re: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 18:02:26 -0700 (PDT)

Really? Ye gods and devils, what's next? I guess I have to go update my edumacashkon.


--- On Wed, 4/22/09, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Subject: Re: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English
To: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 8:45 PM

"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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