[LMB] OT: English language
paal at filker.org
Fri Sep 18 23:52:55 BST 2015
Tech speak also tries for more precision and accuracy.
And then jerk journaists foul it up by saying "codec" which technically was
supposed to be [en]CO[der-]DEC[oder] and be -bidirectional- and be -general-
to designation "sofware expansion algorithm because they were/are too
to notice prior use of terms and instead moronically a) used it for
"decompression" being TFS to even care about the difference between
compression-decompression and compression only--no to mention,
compressor-expander capabilities are COMPANDERS, and expansion-only, are
COMPANDERS. Expletive-deleted information-destroying MORONS. Ivan is a Da
Vinci with Great Achievement and huge ambition, in comparison....
From: Howard Brazee
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2015 10:09 AM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: English language
> On Jul 16, 2015, at 8:04 AM, Jim Parish <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:
> Howard Brazee wrote:
>> I know that it’s just language, but when people use jargon that makes
>> understanding an “in” thing, I get irritated. Rhyming slang is designed
>> to obfuscate for those who are on the outside.
> Of course it is; that's the whole point. But don't be too quick to assume
> that a technical jargon is intended to serve the same purpose; in my
> experience, it's usually developed to make communication (in the relevant
> area) more efficient.
Certainly that is the norm. With exceptions.
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