Re: User guide?

Subject: Re: User guide?
From: John Ahlstrom <jahlstro -at- CISCO -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 12:59:27 -0800

Bev Parks wrote:


> >John Ahlstrom[SMTP:jahlstro -at- CISCO -dot- COM] wrote:
> <snip>
> >should simply be
> > Users guide == most frequently Guide for Users
> > not Guide of (possessive) Users
>
> =====
> I agree with you, John. This got me to thinking, though...
>
> If a blanket for horses is a horse blanket and a carriage for babies a
> baby carriage, then wouldn't a guide for users be a user guide. In fact,
> I've seen it like this, with no s, on actual guides and manuals.
>
> Just noticed that the subject of this thread is "User guide?" Is this
> how the whole thing started?
>
> >Bev Parks
> >parksb -at- emh1 -dot- hqisec -dot- army -dot- mil


I think the difference between a horse blanket and
a users guide is that the blanket is for A horse,
but the users guide is for LOTS of users.
(Though each is for only 1 at a time.)

John Ahlstrom
jahlstrom -at- cisco -dot- com

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