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

Helen.Sim at csiro.au Helen.Sim at csiro.au
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I'm a grump too. And I'd like to make 2013 the Year of the Apostrophe Crusade. Any takers?

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On 25/02/2013, at 10:38 AM, JCribb wrote:

Suggest everyone who has grumpinesses to complain of join the grumpies or (GOCs) on linked-in. That way we can collect all their little pearls of wisdom into said book.

Anyone who needs an invitation, ask one of the grumpies


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From: asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au<mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au> [mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au] On Behalf Of Marina Hurley
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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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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Science CommunicationS (Lamberts Rod)


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From: Lamberts Rod <rod.lamberts at anu.edu.au<mailto:rod.lamberts at anu.edu.au>>
To: Jenni Metcalfe <jenni at econnect.com.au<mailto: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>

Cheers,
R

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