Re: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia

Subject: Re: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia
From: reshma pendse <reshma_pendse -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- in>
To: "Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com" <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>, "Techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <Techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:08:12 +0530 (IST)

Brian -

Why would you not appreciate seeing Canada/U.S.? Would the same reasons apply to a Canadian not appreciating seeing U.S./Canada? In fact as a techwriter, one should follow that convention 'cos it's alphabetically correct. While an American might not mind U.S./Canada, I wonder how a might Canadian feel, not finding his/her country in 'C', and finding it lumped together with the U.S.?

Similarly, I feel a New Zealander might not appreciate being combined with Australia. Also, on most websites, when there is a Country drop down, we're used to seeing an alphabetical list where countries are not combined with each other. It would be good to stick to the known convention than try to establish a new one.

As an Indian, I would not like to see Bangladesh/ India/Pakistan/SriLanka combined in whatever order. Even though all 4 countries are geographically close, we're culturally vastly different. Makes no sense!

regards,
Reshma


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From: "Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com" <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Tuesday, 21 February 2012 11:41 PM
Subject: RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia

I'm not so sure about that, Julie. I don't think it would hardly
register if I had to pick "U.S./Canada". Now, I would probably wonder
about a "U.S./Mexico" grouping, but only because it's unusual to see
them lumped together in anything other than a purely geographical
context. But neither would bother me if there's a reason to combine
them.

I should add: I would absolutely NOT tolerate "Canada/U.S.". That's just
wrong!

-Brian H.

-----Original Message----- From: Julie Stickler

I think most people would not appreciate seeing their country lumped in
as part of another country just because they are geographically close to
each other.

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References:
Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Martinek, Carla
Re: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Julie Stickler
RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Brian.Henderson

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