Re: Not an acronymn....

Subject: Re: Not an acronymn....
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 08:46:39 -0700

Its a unit designation.

On 05/20/2010, mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net <mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
>
>
> Anyone know what to call constructions like "K9" (as in "K9 Unit," referring
> to a canine unit of a police department)?
>
>
>
> It's not an acronym, abbreviation or initialism....
>
>
>
> And anyone have examples of similar words?
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Matt
>
>
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> From: cjcbrown -at- comcast -dot- net
> To: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
> Cc: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 8:02:04 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
> Subject: Re: Writing clearly
>
>
>
> I might add,
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>
>
> "Before using the word ensure, make sure your audience knows the difference
> between ensure and insure. "
>
>
>
> Connie
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
> To: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:53:49 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
> Subject: RE: Writing clearly
>
> Dana makes an excellent point. Writers differ from one another in how
> they approach writing. Some writers outline. Some writers brainstorm.
> Some writers network. Some writers get drunk (and although this approach
> apparently worked for Faulkner, I don't see it working well for tech
> writers).
>
> So, a better maxim would be, "ensure that you've said everything that
> needs to be said."
>
>
> Leonard
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+leonard -dot- porrello=soleratec -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+leonard -dot- porrello=soleratec -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- c
> om] On Behalf Of Dana Worley
> Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 6:01 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Writing clearly
>
> On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 'Technical Writing Plus' wrote:
>
>> But you always should know exactly what it is that you want to say
>> (before you put pen to paper).
>
> I disagree with this point. If I am having trouble knowing where to
> start, I will begin by typing a
> random list of relevant points and work from there. In other words, I
> don't always know
> exactly what I want to say, but I do have an idea of the points that
> need to be covered.
>
> I don't think my writing is more or less clear because of this, but it
> certainly helps with
> composition.
>
> :)  Dana W.
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Re: Writing clearly: From: cjcbrown
Not an acronymn....: From: mattgras

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