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Subject:Re: mouseover. Is it a word? From:Adam Korman <akorman -at- EPICOR -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 21 Jun 1999 11:27:42 -0700
Seems to me that "mouseover" is acceptable as a noun or adjective, but not
as a verb. In any case, I'd think the usage of "mouseover" is limited (to
writing about scripting and building web pages), and there are better ways
to write "mouse over" as a verb. Examples:
+ Adding mouseover events can spice up your web site.
+ Mouse over the menu to display the associated text. [Not so good, in my
+ Move the cursor over the menu to display its associated text. [Better]
>From: Chris Hamilton [mailto:caxdj -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET]
>Sent: Monday, June 21, 1999 11:09 AM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: mouseover. Is it a word?
>Do you mouse over something to make associated text appear? Do you mouse
>over it? Or do you do something else to it. Mouseover seems to be the
>slang, but is it the phrase that a happening technical writer would use?