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Chris Shiflett's Blog:
Technical Vocabulary and Grammar
January 20, 2006 @ 06:50:51

It's not strictly PHP related, but Chris Shiflett has posted this new item on his blog today with a look at some technical vocabulary and grammar.

I sometimes wonder why people feel so compelled to use technical terms when talking about computers, even when they don't know what the terms mean. In my experience, those who know the least about a particular topic use the most complicated vocabulary when discussing it. I considered compiling a list of the popular ones, but since I'm lazy and have a blog, I decided to blog about it instead. Feel free to add to the list.

He mentions the incorrect use of the term "computer" when referring to hardware (overgeneralization), the confusion over very similar technical words (i.e. Orientated and Oriented, Depreciated and Deprecated), the pluralization of company names, and various other issues. Be sure to check out the comments for even more...

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