[ASC-list] Science CommunicationS

David Ellyard david at davidellyard.com
Sun Feb 24 22:50:50 UTC 2013



My target of my abhorrence is spoken not written. It is all but just
universal pronunciation  of "kilometre" with the same stresses as
"thermometer", rather than as with "centimetre". I blame Gough Whitlam (one
of the few things I blame him for, though there are others). I have mostly
given up on it but it still riles.


I also hate "for free" (meaning at no cost), but that is not limited to


Count me in.



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[mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au] On Behalf Of Lamberts Rod
Sent: Monday, 25 February 2013 9:24 AM
To: Jenni Metcalfe
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Subject: Re: [ASC-list] Science CommunicationS


I'm on that old and cranky team, too Jenni! Though I confess sometimes I
give up when I see that fiendish 's' <shrug>





On 23/02/2013, at 10:44 AM, Jenni Metcalfe <jenni at econnect.com.au> wrote:

Is there anyone except me who gets annoyed by the use of the word
"communicationS" - i.e. communication with an S on the end?


As my colleague, Wendy Parsons, pointed out when I was working at CSIRO
almost 18 years ago. this use of the word generally relates to cables, wires
and similar infrastructure.


Perhaps, I am just getting old and cranky?


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