Re: punctuation et al. rules

Subject: Re: punctuation et al. rules
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:05:47 -0500

Not always, but more frequently than I would like, I find that the SME who nit-picks the grammar also overlooks the technical blunder that he was supposed to find.

The very sneaky and underhanded way of smoking out those people is to insert deliberate errors of fact. Programmers occasionally do the same thing in an attempt to quantify the rate of generation and detection of real bugs in the code. It's called "bebugging". If the QC crowd cannot find your inserted bugs, then they are surely missing some real ones, too.

On Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:43:04 -0500, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:

This is the main reason I keep style guides handy. Some engineer wants
to waste my time arguing about an arbitrary style issue, I point to
the rule in the book and we both get back to increasing shareholder
value.
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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
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Lin Sims
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Ken Poshedly
RE: punctuation et al. rules: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Robert Lauriston

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