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: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 17:03:55 -0500

Combs, Richard observed:

> Robert Lauriston wrote:
>
> > When my instincts and 1970s-vintage dictionaries say one
> thing and an
> > online dictionary says another, I sometimes use Google to see who's
> > using it in what context.
>
> You seem to have a low opinion of "online dictionaries."
> Maybe there are
> some dubious and disreputable ones out there, but this is
> Merriam-Webster. You'll find the same words and definitions at m-w.com
> that you'll find down at your local Barnes & Noble leafing through the
> 11th edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
>
> There have been a few changes since the 70s, though. :-o

Stop picking on us old farts, you brute!


> > Google is authoritative as to actual usage by all kinds of writers,
> > though Google Books and Google Scholar often give different results
> > than basic Google Web search.
>
> Google is authoritative as to usage by writers who post on
> the internet.
> I'm not sure that group is either reputable or representative of the
> broader population. :-)

I wonder how many of us on this list are writing for audiences that
include substantial numbers who don't use computers.

Or... are there many computer users left who don't use Google?

Or... d'ye think y'd need more than the fingers of two hands to enumerate the writers who DON'T use computers for their writing these days? And then see my previous question...


- Kevin


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Follow-Ups:

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
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
RE: cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned andcross sectioning: From: Combs, Richard

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