Re: Pluralization of MSDS?

Subject: Re: Pluralization of MSDS?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 13:58:47 -0700

Sigh...."updation" does sound like a health care term, I suppose. That said,
it doesn't sound like a pleasant experience and is one I think I'd like to
avoid.

> Chris

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 1:47 PM, Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare,
consultant) <MadelynBoudreaux -at- ge -dot- com> wrote:

> >Nope...what does it being an acronym have to do
> >with it? What's wrong with PDFs ?
>
> The issue *I* see is not with PDFs (or MSDSs), but with the inevitable
> use of apostrophes (PDF's, MDSD's, '80's) by every other department
> which ends up becoming so accepted across the company that the writers
> are forced to use it even though it's incorrect! Next, it becomes
> accepted, then correct, then the updation process happens where someone
> changes all cases of PDFs to PDF's.
>
> It's a slippery slope, I tells ya!
>
> Sincerely,
> Madelyn Boudreaux
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References:
Pluralization of MSDS?: From: Latella, Vincent
RE: Pluralization of MSDS?: From: Al Geist
RE: Pluralization of MSDS?: From: Latella, Vincent
RE: Pluralization of MSDS?: From: Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)
RE: Pluralization of MSDS?: From: Evans, Diane L (Rosetta)
Re: Pluralization of MSDS?: From: Marcia Krause
Re: Pluralization of MSDS?: From: John Posada
RE: Pluralization of MSDS?: From: Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)

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