Re: punctuation et al. rules

Subject: Re: punctuation et al. rules
From: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:53:31 +0000 (UTC)

With all of the problems you guys describe, you still don't realize how much more professional YOUR places of employment are. And that goes for all who have contributed to this subject thread. So here I am inquiring about hyphenated modifiers.

By the way, Lin, your spelling of "liters" as "litres" would surely catch the "bad eye" here.
I'm just sayin' . . .
-- Ken

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:16 PM, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:


It would be, but luckily I don't have to deal with litres in this job, as I
work for a chip design company.

But yeah. Not a choice I'd have gone with. Why can't everyone do things my
way? After all, I'm always right.*


;-)

*Not really.

On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 3:13 PM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
wrote:

> So a one-liter flask is a 1l flask? Sure looks like eleven to me. (I'm
> using Courier right now.)
>
>
> On Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:09:25 -0500, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Would you believe, my current company has updated its corporate style guide
>> so that if the unit is represented by a single-letter abbreviation (as in
>> V
>> for volt, or Î for ohms, we don't have a space between the number and the
>> unit no matter whether it's a noun or a phrasal adjective?
>>
>>
>> <shudder>
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:43 PM, 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
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Lin Sims
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Peter Neilson
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Lin Sims

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