Re: verb to noun: cool or incorrect?

Subject: Re: verb to noun: cool or incorrect?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 13:50:30 -0400

I worked on IFUs for five years before finally learning two years later
that that's how user guides are referred to by the FDA. Of course, V&Vs
were part of the QA process.

Chris Morton
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On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 1:23 PM Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Oct 2018 10:34:30 -0400, Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> > May I say, in the gentlest of tones, that I HATE, HATE, HATE this kind
> > of thing. :-)
> >
> > I try to weed it out whenever possible. We are the last line of
> defense.
> > LOL.
>
> Some of it is "in-our-office" abbreviations, spoken but not usually
> written. I was asked by a government clerk, "Wassa soash?"
>
> It took several back-and-forth exchanges before I discovered that she was
> asking me, "What is your Social Security Number?"
>
> Perhaps we are at fault for allowing abbreviated phrases such as TTL
> instead of transistor-transistor logic, or agile instead of Agile
> Software
> Development.
>
> No, we are not at fault. Many of us have tales of having crushed
> confusing
> or unfathomable terminology before it became a standard. My favorite was
> when I pointed out to a naive software person that his choice of "close"
> meaning "not exactly, but almost" was already in use in the same product,
> with the meaning "close the file."
>
> Also, the "Wassa soash?" person routinely pronounced "what" as "watt."
> The
> hw phoneme will be gone in another generation.
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