Re: "via" - why often verboten ?

Subject: Re: "via" - why often verboten ?
From: Robin Whitmore <rwhitmore -at- weebly -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 09:01:59 -0700

Here's an interesting post from The Content Wrangler about the death of the
formal voice:
http://thecontentwrangler.com/2017/07/10/the-formal-business-voice-is-dead/

While it may be a bit over the top, I do agree that anything that makes the
writing more concise and easier to understand is best. Without knowing the
context, I don't think "via" would cause confusion. The only caveat might
be translation.

On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 8:53 AM, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
wrote:

> Hello, WR-L-ers,
>
> Pubs style guides have long said to avoid âviaâ in favor of âbyâ. And in
> the case of MMoS (Microsoft Manual of Style), it says that âviaâ implies a
> geographic context,and to use the more specific term, âbyâ, âthroughâ, orâ'
> âby means ofâ.â
>
> But dictionary.com has the 2nde definition as âby the agency or
> instrumentality ofâ. So perhaps âviaâ is evolving?
>
> I hope so because I really want to use âviaâ to mean, âby means ofâ. Itâs
> much pithier, and I doubt could be misunderstood.
>
> Thoughts?
> -Monique
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