Re: Language and humor

Subject: Re: Language and humor
From: Lars Bradley <lars -at- PHOENIX -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 15:52:56 +0000

Michael Andrew Uhl wrote:
>
> Fellow Technical Communicators,
>
> I once subscribed to a humor listserver. The Europeans
> are endlessly making fun of each other's language. As
> I recall, Flemish was a favorite target of the French.
>
> Americans have always made fun of other peoples',
> including other American's, dialects and accents. I
> am a Yankee in North Carolina, I know about these
> things. I'm the one with the accent! I am not personally
> offended if someone tells me I "talk funny."
>
> Humor almost always offends someone. We just have to
> ignore it, rebutt it, or *maybe even laugh*. Too many
> tech writers don't know how to laugh.
>
> Putting jokes in documentation is a risky trick in that
> it might accidentally make it into print. On the other
> hand, it *can*, in the right circumstances, work
> beautifully.
>
> ...struggling to make people around me smile and laugh,
> Mike
>
> --
> Michael Andrew Uhl, Lead Technical Writer (uhl -at- vislab -dot- epa -dot- gov)
> Lockheed Martin, Primary Support Contractor to US EPA
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> Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
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Howdy!

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