RE: i.e. vs e.g.

Subject: RE: i.e. vs e.g.
From: "Steve Janoff (non-Celgene)" <sjanoff -at- celgene -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)" <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:01:36 -0700

I also recommend writing it as "aye eeeee" and "eeeee geeeee." (Lame Friday humor.)

Heard a clip from the new 3 Stooges movie on the radio the other day. Curly goes, "What's that?" and Moe or whoever says, "It's an iPhone." Curly puts it to his eye and says, "Hello? Hello?"

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf Of Bill Swallow
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 1:26 PM
To: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: i.e. vs e.g.

Also, since i.e. and e.g. are widely misused, if you're going to
translate or think it might ever be translated, avoid them.
http://ferswriteshoe.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/using-latin-abbreviations-in-technical-writing/

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
<Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com> wrote:
> Leonard, that is a good point. Keep it simple.
> Thanks!
> -----Original Message-----
>
> i.e. = id est
> e.g. = exempli gratia
>
> Unless you are writing for an academic audience , "in other words" and "for example" are arguably better.

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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: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
Re: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Bill Swallow

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