Re: i.e. vs e.g.

Subject: Re: i.e. vs e.g.
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:10:05 -0700

I prefer to reserve the use of Latin phrases and abbreviations for online
forums and other places where I'm more willing to risk making an error and
appearing to be a pseudo-intellectual who is actually illiterate,

Gene Kim-Eng



On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 1:27 PM, Combs, Richard
<richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>wrote:

> 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.

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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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