"Seed crystals" (was: "Regionalism" and "Another think coming")

Subject: "Seed crystals" (was: "Regionalism" and "Another think coming")
From: Steve Owens <uso01%eagle -at- UNIDATA -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 1994 12:37:21 +0700

> 2. Displays:
> According to all my dictionaries, the verb "display" is transitive
> unless referring to mating behaviour in birds and animals. Yet I
> see the following usage a lot from certain sources:

> "A progress message displays in the Message Window."

This is one I particularly don't care for, and I care even less
for the short form of "A progress message displays." It's policy in our
department (active "displays" vs. passive "is displayed") so I generally
try to write around it rather than fight it.

Steven J. Owens
uso01 -at- unidata -dot- com

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