Re: Replacement for "mix-and-match"

Subject: Re: Replacement for "mix-and-match"
From: Shawn <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:00:23 -0800

>You may be loath to use the idiom, but will your audience be loath to see
it?

Excellent point and interesting philosophical question about allowing
personal bias to influence your writing.

My first thought is that because my audience is highly technical, they
might consider, "mix and match" as too jargon/marketing-like.

Thank you

On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 12:54 PM, Sweet, Gregory (HEALTH) <
gregory -dot- sweet -at- health -dot- ny -dot- gov> wrote:

> Interesting question.
>
> Mix-and-match Dyna models sound fun and easy to play with, like something
> I could use without much effort to make a bunch of things quickly, and see
> if I come up with anything useful.
>
> Inter-compatibility with all Dyna models sounds really technical, like
> something I'm going to need to put some serious effort into, and probably
> not get the results I want anyway.
>
> You may be loath to use the idiom, but will your audience be loath to see
> it?
>
> Cheers!
> -Greg
>
> > -----Original Message-----
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> > On Behalf Of Shawn
> > Sent: Friday, March 06, 2015 2:10 PM
> > To: TechWR-L
> > Subject: Replacement for "mix-and-match"
> >
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I am writing a technical paper and one of the stakeholders suggested
> using
> > the idiom, "mix-and-match". I am loath to use an idiom.
> >
> > For instance, it is being used in the following bullet point:
> > - Mix and match Dyna models
> >
> > One idea is to change it to:
> > - Inter-compatibility with all Dyna models.
> >
> > Can anyone suggest an improved but succinct replacement that might be
> > more suitable for this paper?
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Shawn
> >
> >
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References:
Replacement for "mix-and-match": From: Shawn
RE: Replacement for "mix-and-match": From: Sweet, Gregory (HEALTH)

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