Unique style guide entries

Subject: Unique style guide entries
From: Kirsty Taylor <kirsty -dot- taylor -at- mincom -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 21:43:54 -0800

At my first technical writing job, the Style Guide had entries for the various and the preferred plural form for platypus. This word should never have actually occurred in our documentation, but one standards/doco meeting before my time there was much heated discussion whether platypodes, platypuses, or platypi were the correct plural. ;)

It's most definitely Friday afternoon here in Australia ... :)
KT


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From: techwr-l-bounces+kirsty -dot- taylor=mincom -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+kirsty -dot- taylor=mincom -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Tony Chung
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 3:00 PM
To: Peter Neilson
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Disagreeing with house styles

Peter's response is so much better than the reality, so I'll defer a
discussion of our subject matter in favour of his.

-Tony



On 2012-01-05, at 8:27 PM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:

> On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 22:23:19 -0500, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 9:02 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
>>> On a lighter note, our team is considering using the term "animal
>>> poop" instead of "excrement" or "fecal matter" of the same.
>>>
>> OK, this just begs the question, what the HECK are you documenting?
>> Zoo systems? Care and feeding of laboratory animals? Enquiring minds
>> want to know!
>
> Voitch! Friday is upon us!
>
> Some time ago, in a remote part of the Galaxy not far from the poop deck of the Constellation Argo Navis, shortly after lunch, our Tech Pubs department put in a purchase requisition for a horse. The intent was to be the only Tech Pubs group in the Known Universe to have both ends of a horse.

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References:
Disagreeing with house styles: From: Sion Lane
Re: Disagreeing with house styles: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Disagreeing with house styles: From: Tony Chung

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