RE: cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned andcross sectioning

Subject: RE: cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned andcross sectioning
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 11:37:50 -0700

Robert Lauriston wrote:

> Looking at Google hits, I don't believe "cross-section" has
> established itself as a verb outside of jargon and informal speech, so
> I would not use it in writing intended for publication. To me it looks
> semi-literate.
>
> You can find a lot of dubious jargon and neologisms in online
dictionaries.

So you're saying that Google hits are more authoritative than
Merriam-Webster? That jargon and informal speech are more likely to be
in one of our foremost mainstream dictionaries than in the sum total of
all web pages? Really? :-)

As I said, though, I'd look for a more elegant way to say whatever
needed to be said. So I'm in violent agreement with you on that. ;-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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303-777-0436
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References:
An Engineer's Christmas: From: Ken Poshedly
cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned and cross sectioning: From: Deborah Hemstreet
Re: cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned and cross sectioning: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned andcross sectioning: From: Combs, Richard
Re: cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned andcross sectioning: From: Robert Lauriston

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