RE: Any more dullards out there ...

Subject: RE: Any more dullards out there ...
From: Erik Hare <wabbitoid47 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 19:00:24 -0700 (PDT)



> Lets face it, 'large' is relative and provides much less
> information
> than 638 hectares.

Understandability is always in the eye of the beholder. A large amount of detail is always useful when writing for a general audience - assuming it doesn't get in the way of the message itself.

"A large, dangerous fire ablaze over 638 hectares is moving to the North at 20 kph towards the town of Porpoise Spit. People in the towns of Dog Run, Pig's Eye, and Dry Gulch are in the path of this fire."

The National Hurricane Center in the USofA does this rather well, although their posts are strangely in ALL CAPS.

Erik



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