New Software Helps Leverage the Paradigm
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Sat Jun 21 19:51:26 UTC 2003
On Thu, 19 Jun 2003, Drew Danielson wrote:
#These terms also have a shibboleth quality to them. An administrative
#staff who thinks themselves incapable of understanding engineering is
#out-grouped by engineers when they use these terms in conversation. An
#admin staff like me who can grab on to these terms and use correctly
#them gets in-grouped a little. But when I pull them out in conversation
#with my humanities buddies, I often get the funny looks....
Ah. Comes of too much mail to read and not reading attentively enough.
Having missed the use of "shibboleth", I wondered, "How do engineers
*group*, especially to a greater extent than admin people do?" Then I
saw "in-grouped", reparsed, re-stressed, and understood.
-- Mark A. Mandel
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