RE: "layouting," ugh.

Subject: RE: "layouting," ugh.
From: "Wright, Lynne" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>
To: John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com>, "Elisa R. Sawyer" <elisawyer -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2018 20:35:11 +0000

As much as i dislike made-up businessspeak-like terms, one's personal aversion to an industry-specific word doesn't matter if that's the term used by end users.

So if I'm building a help system for web designers, and the norm for them is to use "layouting", then my feelings about whether it sounds correct or not doesn't matter -- I'd use 'layouting'.

I think THATâs what puts the "senior" in "senior technical writing"... knowing how to balance established linguistic rules with the fact that, when it comes to technology, new terms are constantly being invented, and we, as writers, need to keep up with the times.

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Subject: Re: "layouting," ugh.

If "layouting" is OK, then so is a neologism I saw today: "touchbased" as in "Joe and I touchbased and I requested him to reschedule."

On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 3:59 PM, Elisa R. Sawyer <elisawyer -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I agree! Thanks!
>
> On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 1:45 PM, Robert Lauriston
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> wrote:
>
> > Saying "no" is one of the things that puts the senior in senior
> > technical writer. If someone wants to fire me for correcting their
> > bad English, they're welcome to try.
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 1:13 PM, Ken Poshedly
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> > wrote:
> > > The whole problem is that the original poster is dealing a
> > close-minded, self-appointed âexpertâ who manages by intimidation,
> > always gets what he demands and is not respected and is probably
> > laughed at
> behind
> > his back. ALL of us have at one time or another suffered through
> > this. No amount of proof from reputable sources is going to change
> > his mind
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Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Elisa R. Sawyer
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Ken Poshedly
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: Elisa R. Sawyer
Re: "layouting," ugh.: From: John G

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