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

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From: asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au
[mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au] On Behalf Of Marina Hurley
Sent: Monday, 25 February 2013 10:23 AM
To: asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au
Subject: Re: [ASC-list] ASC-list Digest, Vol 99, Issue 25


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'. 



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   1. Re: Science CommunicationS (Lamberts Rod)

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From: Lamberts Rod <rod.lamberts at anu.edu.au>
To: Jenni Metcalfe <jenni at econnect.com.au>
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Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:23:47 +1100
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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