RE: shoot, shot or . . .

Subject: RE: shoot, shot or . . .
From: "Wright, Lynne" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>
To: Nina Rogers <janina -dot- rogers -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 20:51:14 +0000

I initially thought of rewriting to avoid the issue; but then I thought: no need to be afraid of using legitimate words, just because they sound unfamiliar. Users will totally understand what "troubleshot" means, so why use a phrase when one word will do it?

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"We explored the problem and developed a solution."

Or something like that.

Seriously ... "troubleshot" seems awkward, so I would just find a more elegant way to word whatever I was trying to say.

:D

On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 4:40 PM, Wright, Lynne <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- kronos -dot- com>
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> "Troubleshot" sounds less awkward/seems grammatically appropriate.
>
> Oh, and I just checked a couple of credible on-line dictionaries; they
> all say "troubleshot" is the past tense.
>
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> Behalf Of Ken Poshedly
> Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 4:38 PM
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>
> OK gang. It's not even Friday, but here's something to rattle your
> cages early.
> What's the past tense of "troubleshoot"?
> Normally, the past tense of "shoot" is "shot" as in "I shot the gun".
> But while I'm reasonably certain that "troubleshooted" is wrong,
> "troubleshot" just doesn't seem correct either.
> I think I'll have another drink, bartender.
> -- Ken in Atlanta
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shoot, shot or . . .: From: Ken Poshedly
RE: shoot, shot or . . .: From: Wright, Lynne
Re: shoot, shot or . . .: From: Nina Rogers

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