Re: Language usage

Subject: Re: Language usage
From: Arthur Comings <atc -at- CORTE-MADERA -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 1994 10:33:15 PDT

And didn't you like the implication that we're all chomping at the bit,
wishing we could toss in a few obscenities? I certainly don't object to
them when I think they're appropriate, but I somehow rarely have the
urge to use them in E-mail.

Hmm . . . I was going to say "never," but there was a time recently
when I wanted to title a multiple-joke objection "Cut the crap," but I
abstained. It was social pressure, pure and simple, but it's a
restriction that I support.

Arthur Comings

Corte Madera

> In his most recent message, Kirby Hall writes:

> "What I find interesting is the very wholesome and clean nature of
> the verbiage you all choose to use."

> Please tell me why people should resort to swearing and using vulgar
> language to convey a message? We certainly don't do that in our
> documentation, nor do our customer support staffs do that when a user
> calls in with a question that is clearly stated in the documentation!


> Val Tassari
> tassari -at- cgi -dot- com

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