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List,
I can't take full credit for my digression on grammar.
My son (political science grad) edited it.

Now, a storey I heard was that a court case was won or
lost due to comma being left out or inproperly placed.
Myth or fact?
Gary


On 21 Oct 2004 at 9:47, Honles, Thomas wrote:

> Hi Gary & list, I haven't posted to the list for a long time, but I do
> read and try to keep up with it... Nit pick: you meant decreases the
> signal to noise ratio. By convention, a spec stating a S/N ratio of
> 56dB is worse than a spec of 85dB, as in the former, the noise level
> has risen in relationship to the desired signal. :-)
> 
> Thomas
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Hodgson & Associates [mailto:ghodgson(--nospam--at)vaxxine.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 6:46 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: digression
> 
> 
> Also, I see nothing wrong in correcting somebody's grammar/spelling in
> the spirit of constructive criticism.  After all, everybody benefits
> when somebody improves their communication skills.  However, I agree
> with you that attacking somebody's grammar while avoiding the content
> of the post just increases the signal to noise ratio.
>                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> 
> Of course, having made the above case, I wouldn't be surprised if I've
> made at least one egregious grammatical error that's completely
> escaped me.  Let the nit-picking begin!
> 
> Gary
> 
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