[uf-discuss] species questions; process: examples questions

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon Oct 23 11:43:43 PDT 2006

In message
<8ad71be30610231115i72b6f6a6l5478f998f5972d93 at mail.gmail.com>, Benjamin
West <bewest at gmail.com> writes

>I suppose this is a good thing, since it will force us to say what we
>mean instead of implying it.

For a few weeks now, I've been highlighting a number of cases where the
latter is done, chiefly on the 'wiki'.

So far, few, if any, have been fixed.

Worse than /implying/, there are cases where some individuals *assert*
that something is the case, or has a particular meaning, when all they
are really doing is expressing their interpretation.

> I'm not interested in writing dictionaries though

It's not so much dictionaries we need, as (real) specifications with,
granted, some glossary entries. Plus (at a subsidiary level) plain-
language explanations and examples.

Andy Mabbett
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