Re: Word List

Subject: Re: Word List
From: Elizabeth Zenker <ezenker -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 07:18:28 -0400

Thanks for sharing this list, Lauren!

Elizabeth

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> From: Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>
> Subject: Newsletter vs blog
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> Hello all,
> We are putting up a quarterly newsletter for our technical audience and I
> know companies have blogs on their sites, usually for marketing purposes.
> I'd like to hear your opinions about replacing the newsletter with a
> technical blog (considered a more updated form of communication). Any
> thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
> Erika
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> Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 09:14:54 -0400
> From: Joe Sokohl <jsokohl -at- mac -dot- com>
> Subject: Re: Pluralization of MSDS?
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> Not even sure I want to wade in on this, but, oh well...
>
> If you use the CMoS to guide you, see section 6.16:
>
> "So far as it can be done without confusion, single or multiple
> letters, hyphenated coinages, and numbers used as nouns (whether
> spelled out or in numerals ) form the plural by adding s alone (see
> also 6.82)
>
> xs and ys
> all SOSs
> Several YMCAs and AYHs
> CODs and IOUs
>
> "6.17 Abbreviations having more than one period, such as M.D. and
> Ph.D., often form their plurals by the addition of an apostrophe and
> an s. Noun abbreviations with only one 9terminal) period usually form
> their plurals by the addition of s before the period. (See also 14.15)
>
> M.A.'s and Ph.D.'s"
>
> I know that the Times follows the dot abbreviation convention.
>
> And, sorry, I vote for one RBI versus 15 RBIs. Yass, yass, I know that
> if you unpack the initialization, you'll find an interior s. Doesn't
> matter. RBIs just makes more sense to most receivers of the
> communication, as 15 MSDSs makes more sense (unless your audience is
> composed of technical writers).
>
> ;)
>
> Best
>
> joe
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> Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 15:00:26 -0700
> From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
> Subject: Word List
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> I stumbled upon a nice list of words from Martha Barnett,
> http://www.marthabarnette.com/learn.html. There are a lot of words in
> this
> list that I did not know and the little collection seems good for word fans
> who want to expand their vocabulary. I am totally going to have fun with
> this. Can one become crapulent with words?
>
> Lauren
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