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Subject:RE: Help with a term From:Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:<techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <weissmanj -at- abacustech -dot- com> Date:Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:27:48 -0400
But George is a tough one to create a backronym for. At least if you called it a Fred, you can create the almost-logical backronym "form-replacing entered data" and pretend that the whole thing was intentional.
-Fred Ridder (whose name has already been through the backronyming process at least once with a pro audio company who had a "fader remote execution device" in their digital audio mixing console)
> Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:05:06 -0700
> Subject: Re: Help with a term
> From: techwr -at- genek -dot- com
> To: WeissmanJ -at- abacustech -dot- com
> CC: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> If the edict is to come up with "something, anything else" rather than what
> it really is, then you can pretty much call it whatever you want, since
> you've crossed the line into nomenclature that nobody but you and the
> users of this one product are likely to ever employ. There's no point in
> asking us what name would make sense, because the one name that does make
> sense has been arbitrarily disqualified.
> My opening response is usually to suggest that we call the new thing
> :"George" before presenting my actual choice, unless I know that the people
> I'm dealing with have no sense of the absurd.
> Gene Kim-Eng
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 7:46 AM, Weissman, Jessica <WeissmanJ -at- abacustech -dot- com
> > wrote:
> > I have been told to reserve the term "form" for the legacy paper forms.
> > Otherwise I would turn to "form" as the obvious choice.
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