Re: Replacement for "mix-and-match"

Subject: Re: Replacement for "mix-and-match"
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Bridget Gordan <bridget -dot- gordan -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:12:14 -0500

To me, "compatible" just means that the modules work together, while "mix
and match" implies that you can use as many of them as you like in whatever
configuration you like, sort of like Lego blocks.

The problem is that this is very much an idiomatic usage that may not
translate well to someone whose first language isn't English. Not using the
idiom means writing a longer explanation (e.g., "All product modules can be
combined in any configuration needed." versus "Product modules are
mix-and-match.").

On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 3:20 PM, Bridget Gordan <bridget -dot- gordan -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> Why not just Compatible with all models? Do you need intra/cross? I think
> compatible suffices.
>
> Bridget
>
> On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 3:13 PM, Kathleen MacDowell <
> kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> > Couldn't you just say 'cross-compatible'?
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Shawn <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > > 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: Kathleen MacDowell
Re: Replacement for "mix-and-match": From: Bridget Gordan

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