Re: "layouting," ugh.

Subject: Re: "layouting," ugh.
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:52:42 -0500

It's probably got something to do with the connotations of laying that are in common usage (note that I'm being a little vague here to keep from triggering corporate email censorship). Perhaps rewriting to use something like "layout design"?

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Mike Starr, Writer
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On 3/29/2018 4:39 PM, Elisa R. Sawyer wrote:

Someone who has veto power over my edits appears to love the word
"Layouting," and appears to have added back the "ing" that I took out.


Somehow that grates on me. In some cases I don't mind allowing for personal
likes and dislikes, and I have even adopted some word choices that I used
to dislike. But this word, for some reason, is hard for me to stomach.

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