Re: i.e. vs e.g.

Subject: Re: i.e. vs e.g.
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 16:30:09 -0400

> In support of not using the Latin abbreviations, I'd point out that among a bunch of professional technical writers, Leonard was the only one to accurately specify the Latin meanings and their translations. What are the odds that any given member of the audiences we write for will understand what these abbreviations mean and how they're different from each other? I dare say a fair number of tech writers will not use the right one in a given situation.

Yep. And don't forget the variation. i.e./ie./ie/IE... It's dizzying,
especially when they mean "for example", which is wrong yet sadly
often the case.

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Bill Swallow
Content Solutions Manager
GlobalScript, a division of LinguaLinx
http://globalscript.com
http://lingualinx.com

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References:
i.e. vs e.g.: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
Re: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Chris Morton
RE: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
Re: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Chris Morton
RE: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Porrello, Leonard
Re: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Chris Morton
RE: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Combs, Richard

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