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Subject:Re: "layouting," ugh. From:Sarah Lee Hauslinger <slhauslinger -at- gmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 29 Mar 2018 22:05:02 +0000
You might try pointing out that the word âlayoutingâ does not exist in the
English language, and will therefore boost translation costs, confuse ESL
readers, and possibly even trigger increased support call volume. âLaying
outâ or âcreating a layoutâ are non-problematic alternatives.
On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 2:52 PM Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com> wrote:
> 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"?
> Best Regards,
> Mike Starr, Writer
> Technical Writer - Online Help Developer - WordPress Websites
> Graphic Designer - Desktop Publisher - Custom Microsoft Word templates
> (262) 694-1028 - mike -at- writestarr -dot- com - http://www.writestarr.com
> 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.
> > Ugh.
> > Somehow that grates on me. In some cases I don't mind allowing for
> > 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.
> > Comments? Suggestions?
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