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Subject:Re: ADMIN: Posting Rules Reminder From:Fabien Vais <phantoms -at- POP -dot- TOTAL -dot- NET> Date:Sun, 19 Oct 1997 16:17:08 -0400
I agree with Michael Lewis. I will abide by the decision Eric made, but I
find it unfortunate that we cannot discuss differences between the Canadian
and American spelling of words. Technical translators are certainly
technical communicators, and differences in spelling is certainly a topic we
are faced with practically on a daily basis. I therefore feel it should be
an acceptable topic for this list to discuss and bounce ideas around.
My views are my very own.
phantoms -at- total -dot- net
At 12:14 PM 10/19/97 +1000, you wrote:
>Eric J. Ray wrote:
>> READ THESE BEFORE POSTING! Even if you already
>> "know" what they say, read them again anyway.
>As a rather new subscriber to the list (albeit a tech communicator from
>way back), I appreciate the opportunity this list gives us all to
>explore a lot of issues. One thing about the posting rules that I think
>is a little unclear: it seems we can post stuff about language and usage
>only if it bears directly on tech writing. In my view, this is an area
>intimately tied up with audience analysis, and we need to stay abreast
>of -- and even vigorously debate -- questions of new and changing
>vocabulary, Br/Can/US spelling, etc. Is this a majority view, and is it
>acceptable to the list owner?
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