RE: Ago

Subject: RE: Ago
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:59:42 -0400

There will always be words that have become part of something larger and
invoke an emotion or memory of something else. That does not mean they need
to be avoided or are bad words.

What are the first things you think of when you say these words?

trek
bucket
beetle (say it, don't read it.)
stone
teacher
sham
jaws
Kennedy
flux
towers
high


The list could go on and on. Will you avoid them in documentation because
of what you connect them to automatically?




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Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 3:39 PM
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Subject: Re: Ago

I substituted phrases that fit for the missing beginning and ending of the
sentence as, "Since you modified [or began] your service less than
45 days ago, you must wait before making anymore [or any] changes."

I do not like the use of "ago" because it makes me think of fairy tales or
Star Wars, "a long time ago." I would probably change the snip to read "...
your service within 45 days, ..." or "... your service within the past 45
days, ..." or "... your service start date is within the past 45 days, ..."



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