Re: shoot, shot or . . .

Subject: Re: shoot, shot or . . .
From: Natalie Cavier <ncavier -at- deanhouston -dot- com>
To: "Wright, Lynne" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- kronos -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:19:53 -0700

I agree with Lynne. Simplicity is always best course of action.
It may sound odd to our ears, but it is correct to use "troubleshot."

On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 2:14 PM, Wright, Lynne <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- kronos -dot- com>
wrote:

> But using a phrase when you could say the same thing with one word goes
> against the principles of technical writing, no?
>
> "I troubleshot the problem".
>
> Can't see the issue with that.
>
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> To: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
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> Subject: Re: shoot, shot or . . .
>
> I would probably rewrite to avoid as well--also I am changing my name to
> Troubleshot McGee to appear tougher in meetings.
>
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 1:53 PM, Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
> wrote:
> > Thanks all for the answers and sense of humor. (The rewording one is
> > what we'll do.)
> >
> > Thankfully it's about 4:50 p.m. here and time to . . .
> > a) Straighten up my deskb) Get one last phone call inc) Start on a new
> > projectd) Go down the hall Tomorrow, guys.
> > -- You-know-who in you-know-where
> >
> >
> > From: Nina Rogers <janina -dot- rogers -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > To:
> > Cc: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>; TECHWR-L Writing
> > <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 4:44 PM
> > Subject: Re: shoot, shot or . . .
> >
> > "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>
> wrote:
> >
> > "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.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne.wright= kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > <techwr-l-bounces+lynne. wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l.com> On
> > Behalf Of Ken Poshedly
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 4:38 PM
> > To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> > Subject: shoot, shot or . . .
> >
> > 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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References:
shoot, shot or . . .: From: Ken Poshedly
RE: shoot, shot or . . .: From: Wright, Lynne
Re: shoot, shot or . . .: From: Nina Rogers
Re: shoot, shot or . . .: From: Ken Poshedly
Re: shoot, shot or . . .: From: kafkascampi
RE: shoot, shot or . . .: From: Wright, Lynne

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