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Subject:Re: rewording From:Janet_Swisher -at- trilogy -dot- com To:"Edwin Skau" <eddy_skau -at- mailcity -dot- com> Date:Mon, 29 Nov 1999 14:31:56 -0600
>I need help rewording this <snip> various Financial Accounting Year
>once used there, 'periods' tends to appear elsewhere in very practical
sentences that may evoke
>sniggers. Is there a synonym I can use that covers the exact nuance of
this word? somehow, 'term'
>can be misunderstood as terminology, and duration does not convey the
exact meaning. Is it
>necessary to change the at all, or am I just being extra sensitive?
>Am I a closet pervert? Should I rinse my brain with sanifresh? Or am I a
victim of political
>correctness (correctivity? correction?)
I recommend you just get over it. My understanding based on a two-year
stint in bookkeeping many ages ago suggests that "period" is standard
terminology in accounting. If you use a different word, your users may be
misled into thinking you actually mean something else. The key is to know
both your readers and your technical domain.