TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
>Forgive me (my OED is at home), but when was the last time the OED and its
>Supplement were updated? I find the OED great for the history of a word, but
>not that useful when it comes to modern usage or recent words.
If an utterance isn't a word unless it's in the OED, then it's obviously
impossible to add new words to the OED. This may come as quite a shock
to the people who are so busily compiling definitions for the next edition.
In any event, the English language as a whole has no official defining
body. Even if it did, linguists would laugh at it and the population at
large would ignore it.
Humpty-Dumpty understood the functionality of language rather well.
Robert Plamondon, President/Managing Editor, High-Tech Technical Writing, Inc.
36475 Norton Creek Road * Blodgett * Oregon * 97326
robert -at- plamondon -dot- com * (541) 453-5841 * Fax: (541) 453-4139
Post Message: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Get Commands: LISTSERV -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU with "help" in body.
Unsubscribe: LISTSERV -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU with "signoff TECHWR-L"
Listowner: ejray -at- ionet -dot- net