[ASC-list] ASC-list Digest, Vol 99, Issue 25

Marina Hurley info at writingclearscience.com.au
Sun Feb 24 23:22:55 UTC 2013


Hi Jenni,

Ill put my hand up too. I am amazed at the common use of loose instead of
lose. I am thinking that the 's' crept in to collectively describe
different types of communication.  Perhaps ASC should develop a science
communication style guide - we could call it 'The Grumpy Style Guide'.

cheers

Marina

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> I'm on that old and cranky team, too Jenni! Though I confess sometimes I
> give up when I see that fiendish 's' <shrug>
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> Is there anyone except me who gets annoyed by the use of the word
> “communication*S*” – i.e. communication with an S on the end?****
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> As my colleague, Wendy Parsons, pointed out when I was working at CSIRO
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