TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
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 ... :)
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.
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.
This transmission is for the intended addressee only and is confidential information. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender and delete the transmission. The contents of this e-mail are the opinion of the writer only and are not endorsed by the Mincom Group of companies unless expressly stated otherwise.
Create and publish documentation through multiple channels with Doc-To-Help.
Choose your authoring formats and get any output you may need. Try
Doc-To-Help, now with MS SharePoint integration, free for 30-days. http://www.doctohelp.com
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-