RE: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs

Subject: RE: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs
From: "Steve Hudson" <sh1448291904 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "'Gene Kim-Eng'" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:54:10 +0700

As English is a Germanic language, I guess not much has changed then :-p
Totally unsurprised that's the case.

One of my favourite instances of this in China was when I was asking my
student's about where I could find brown rice (short answer, only imported
by a few major foreign-owned supermarket chains, and in minimum quantities).
They were shocked, hit their dictionaries, and wanted to know why on earth I
would want rice that included the insoluble cellulose casing.

Only my voice was husky that day...

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene Kim-Eng
There are only two languages that contain enough native words to enable
complex technical and scientific writing without various forms of awkward
linguistic gymnastics: English and German. Before Germany ticked off a lot
of other countries in the first half of the 20th century, the preferred
language for international scientific publications was actually German. The
standard today is English.


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Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Brian.Henderson
Re: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Brian.Henderson
Re: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Steve Hudson
Re: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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