Re: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English

Subject: Re: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 09:34:42 -0700

Like, wow...I just SO-O-O agree with anything having to do with that Gandhi
dude! I mean, how he led his people out of Egypt just, like, really *
inspires* me!

> Chris

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 5:02 AM, Handy, David <dhandy -at- informatica -dot- com>wrote:

> Buck it, Gene - buck it!
>
> This isn't just a matter of a new word gatecrashing the dictionary. This
> is key grammar.
>
> The number of people who think that legalized bad grammar is a portent
> of a crumbling civilization is kinda small, but it includes me; and if
> we writers don't jump up and down about this, nobody will. Grammar =
> expressivity. Replace sensible grammar rules with "ok, whatever" and you
> limit people's ability to say *exactly* what they mean.
>
> By the way, I'm not jumping on Gene here, or whoever wrote the original
> sentence - gramnmar is tough, time is short, and jargon happens. But
> remember Gandhi - be the lexical change you want to see in the world!
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+dhandy=informatica -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+dhandy <techwr-l-bounces%2Bdhandy>=
> informatica -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Gene Kim-Eng
> Sent: 23 April 2009 19:35
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English
>
> Nothing. Just seems a wee bit late to try to buck the trend on this
> one.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christopher Bolster" <christopher -dot- bolster -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > What's wrong with the noun 'update'? Seems counterintuitive to
> > replace the simple and clear with the awkward.
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References:
Re: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English: From: Christopher Bolster
Re: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English: From: Handy, David

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