Precision in language

Posted on January 17, 2017


I got an official looking envelope in the mail imploring me to buy some insurance.

It was “State regulated” life insurance!

That makes it official, right?

If I taught literacy I would so use this as an example of “dress up the language and make people think it means something else.”

(and … regarding Canvas.   Telling me not to lurk because it’s our diversity and accepting everybody is nice, but … I’m simply announcing my lurking and my reasons for it.   If I get chastised for  being defensive, then it shouldn’t be okay to be offensive.   I’ll assume that’s the culture — slice and dice the newbies ’cause it’s the way you learn — it’s “helpful!”  and I should be grateful  —  as is so often in the tech world. )

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