Re: "via" - why often verboten ?

Subject: Re: "via" - why often verboten ?
From: Thorsten Konersmann <tk -at- documentation -dot- engineering>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>, TechWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 19:04:01 +0000

Hi Monique,

don't mind my asking, what is the full title of the "pubs style guide"? I'm
a non-native English speaker and I haven't heard of it before.

"Pubs style guide" is too generic to deliver any obvious Google hits, and
none of the style guides in this Wikipedia entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_style_guides obviously corresponds to
the abbreviation "pubs".

Many thanks in advance!
Thorsten

On Wed 2. Aug 2017 at 17:53, 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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