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On my last assignment it was "particular." I lost count of many I deleted
from a 700+ page manual.
On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
> I am receiving comments from a reviewer who is fond of the word
> "appropriate," as in
> "Install the clamps on the appropriate location."
> "Connect the cable to the appropriate connector."
> "Follow the appropriate safety standards."
> Unless we're in the middle of a passage in which a specific danger is being
> discussed, one in which various candidates are confusingly similar . . . the
> word "appropriate" is pretty much empty fill, isn't it?
> We would hardly be telling our users to install the inappropriate clamp on
> the inappropriate location.
> Do you run into this?
> I am slashing away at them with my mighty pen. On a late Friday afternoon .
> . . it's quite enjoyable. I must thank my reviewer.
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