Re: punctuation et al. rules

Subject: Re: punctuation et al. rules
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:59:30 -0500

Could you try, "You're the expert in your field. I'm the expert in mine.
Trust me when I say it works this way, even if you've never seen it."

Would showing him examples of where it's in use help convince him?

On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:35 PM, Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
wrote:

> The problem is that he simply says he has never seen my way of punctuating
> in other industrial manuals. Thus, that's it.
> Remember when your mom said you can't have candy before dinner? And when
> you asked why not, she said, "Because I said so."
> In my case, the two situations are similar.
> -- Ken in Atlanta
>
>
> On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:21 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
> wrote:
>
>
> I know there's a dastardly plot afoot to remove hyphens from all written
> communication. I was a part of this conspiracy until I learned that hyphens
> work when they work!
>
> -Tony
>
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 3:33 AM, Ant Davey <ant -at- ant-davey -dot- com> wrote:
> The way to win the argument is to ask your boss 'What if there were two
> of these connectors?'
>
> What would he do with 7 pin connectors? And if it works for two, why
> not one?
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 6:11 AM, Annette Reilly <annetterieee -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > It can be a problem when a hasty reader looks for seven (7) of those pin
> > modifiers. The hyphen helps.
> >
> >
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References:
punctuation et al. rules: From: Ken Poshedly
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: punctuation et al. rules: From: Annette Reilly
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Tony Chung
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Ken Poshedly

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