RE: Reporter style writing versus technical writing

Subject: RE: Reporter style writing versus technical writing
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 07:34:11 -0700

Like everyone else so far, I don't really have a problem equating
children with baby goats. It's an apt comparison. But I do have a
problem with the slangy "kids" used where any other form of
colloquialism wouldn't be considered. I often see and hear instances
that really grate on me. It seems dismissive and even derogatory
sometimes when used in a formal or semi-formal context. I'm not ready to
move the word from the slang category yet.

-Brian H.

-----Original Message----- From: Debbie Hemstreet

> also, throughout, children are referred to as "kids"... I hate calling
children kids like they are a bunch of goats to be herded...

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