Re: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Subject: Re: R-E-S-P-E-C-T
From: Rose Wilcox <RWILC -at- FAST -dot- DOT -dot- STATE -dot- AZ -dot- US>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 10:38:00 PST

>I ve bid the job at $800,000, was awarded the contract, then march off to
assemble my team of writers, graphics weenies & editors.

Referring to technical graphics communicators as weenies is a fatal

I think the mistake here was more stylistic: the references were not
parallel. For instance, if you had insulted all the groups:

my team of writer nerds, graphics weenies, and idiot editors

...the graphics weenies probably wouldn't have taken offense.

The moral of the story is "if you are going to be offensive, be offensive
equally". You can quote me on that one!

Rose A. Wilcox (the "A" stands for "Angry Woman")
rwilc -at- fast -dot- dot -dot- state -dot- az -dot- us
ncrowe -at- primenet -dot- com

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