RE: Use of plug-in/unplug

Subject: RE: Use of plug-in/unplug
From: Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>
To: "M -dot- Vina-Baltsas -at- mindray -dot- com" <M -dot- Vina-Baltsas -at- mindray -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:52:35 +0000

They are common, everyday terms and are completely legitimate, especially if actions are being performed using an object that you stick into an outlet -- like an electrical or audio plug. For example: "Plug the connector into the audio jack."

I trust that you realize that "plug-in" is an adjective form. To "plug in" would be the verb form.


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Subject: Use of plug-in/unplug

Greetings!

I'm reviewing a manual and they frequently use the term "plug-in" and
"unplug." For some reason, I'm uncomfortable with this term. There is no
style guide to refer to with this manual, so that's not an option.

Do any of you use these terms or do you use "insert" or "remove" or
something else instead?

TIA.

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