steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Sep 12 14:23:48 CEST 2008
> For example, I sometimes hear people talk about salary as though it
> were social approval, and vice versa. Even though the analogy doesn't
> hold in every case generally, it is still a good way to express
> yourself in many contexts, and especially when the more precise word
> isn't on the tip of your tongue.
Perhaps under those circumstances the better choice is to hold off
posting and do some research until you come up with the proper word.
Precision in the expression of ideas encourages debate, whereas sloppy
"just write what you feel" is likely to result in hostile responses, as
it causes the perception that you value your own time more than that of
the people you attempt to engage.
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