Re: Mountweazels

Subject: Re: Mountweazels
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:16:08 -0400

On Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:28:48 -0400, Lippincott, Richard <RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com> wrote:

I've been putting a trap of sorts in the manuals I've been doing for my present employer.

My father did this around 1957 for his weekly newspaper. He had been troubled by a local daily paper that would copy his stories, rather than writing their own. In one story he named a local politician whom we will call James Jones, as James B. Jones. On paper day Jones called him, indignant. "Why did you call me James B. Jones? You know I don't have a middle initial!" My father said, "Look in tomorrow's edition of the [city] Sun."

The next day Jones called my father and said, "Well, I'll be damned!"

No legal action resulted, but I'd bet that the editor of the Sun heard about what had happened, and the reporter might have been told to write his own material, or at least check facts, henceforth.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
New! Doc-to-Help 2013 features the industry's first HTML5 editor for authoring.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/ZeOZeQ

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-
To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


Follow-Ups:

Previous by Author: Re: What's in a title?
Next by Author: Re: GitHub for writers
Previous by Thread: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for September 20, 2013
Next by Thread: Re: Mountweazels


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads