Re: Proreactive? Let's get real!

Subject: Re: Proreactive? Let's get real!
From: Tracy Boyington <tracy_boyington -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 13:45:03 -0500

> OK. I'll be starting a new job soon, so pardon me for getting on my
> high horse, but can't we just agree this controversy is memorably
> forgettable and focus on slaying more important dragons?

How can they possibly drop it if the people who want them to drop it
keep bringing it up? ;-)

> Don't you feel like you're about to develop a serious case of lockjaw
> trying to say "proreactive" out loud?

The word is "proactive," not "proreactive." Much easier to say, and some
people find it useful. :-)

> Would a husband and wife say to
> each other, "Let's go procreate," when "Let's have a baby" is simpler
> and more direct, if not more romantic?

Remember your audience. If you were a zoologist talking about lions,
would you say "and then the mommy lion and daddy lion had a baby?"

Tracy Boyington tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org
Oklahoma Department of Vocational and Technical Education
Stillwater, OK, USA

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