Re: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs

Subject: Re: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:00:32 -0400

On Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:47:06 -0400, <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com> wrote:

... "interesting" statements I've found in some of Kia's Automotive Service & Repair documents. Even after accounting for poor Korean-to-English translation, it's clear they allow their engineers to write procedures. ...

[superb list omitted]

These all descend, philosophically, from a single line in the instructions reputedly packed with an alarm clock made in Hong Kong nearly 50 years ago:

"Thank you to perfection of alarming mechanism, you never awake when you sleeping."

Inscrutable, but TRUE!

These things have to be genuine. Native speakers of American English as a first language are totally incapable of inventing them.
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