RE: Redneck step of the day...

Subject: RE: Redneck step of the day...
From: "Butler, Darren J CTR USAF AFMC 584 CBSS/GBHDB" <Darren -dot- Butler -dot- ctr -at- Robins -dot- af -dot- mil>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 13:42:03 -0500

*ahem*
Down he'ya where I live, we'uns consider Technical Writing to be the art
of
converting Southern English into
"Yankee-Speak:

Confederate English: "To start the machine, cut the knob to the
right"

Technical ( i.e. Yankee) English: "To energize the device, rotate
the actuator
in a clock-wise manner until desired operation is achieved"

Not everybody can do this here job, y'all need a trained perfessional.

-Darren

Darren J Butler
Sr. Technical Writer/Editor/Recovering Smart-Alec
Robins AFB, Georgia

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Behalf Of Martinek, Carla
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 11:52 AM
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Subject: Redneck step of the day...

I'm reviewing an installation kit written by one of our writers. I
called him over to
re-read the step he wrote, and we got a chuckle out of it...


5. Remove and retain the four nuts securing the media panel
to the old media cover and set them parts aside.

I was tempted to rewrite it as, "Y'all remove and retain them parts."


-Carla


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Subject: Redneck step of the day...

I'm reviewing an installation kit written by one of our writers. I
called him over to
re-read the step he wrote, and we got a chuckle out of it...


5. Remove and retain the four nuts securing the media panel
to the old media cover and set them parts aside.

I was tempted to rewrite it as, "Y'all remove and retain them parts."


-Carla


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[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+darren -dot- butler -dot- ctr=robins -dot- af -dot- mil -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot-
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Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 11:52 AM
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Subject: Redneck step of the day...

I'm reviewing an installation kit written by one of our writers. I
called him over to
re-read the step he wrote, and we got a chuckle out of it...


5. Remove and retain the four nuts securing the media panel
to the old media cover and set them parts aside.

I was tempted to rewrite it as, "Y'all remove and retain them parts."


-Carla


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[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+darren -dot- butler -dot- ctr=robins -dot- af -dot- mil -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot-
com] On Behalf Of Martinek, Carla
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 11:52 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Redneck step of the day...

I'm reviewing an installation kit written by one of our writers. I
called him over to re-read the step he wrote, and we got a chuckle out
of it...


5. Remove and retain the four nuts securing the media panel
to the old media cover and set them parts aside.

I was tempted to rewrite it as, "Y'all remove and retain them parts."


-Carla


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