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To: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
From: Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o>
Subject: Re: Minor corrections
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 00:42:02 +0200
Hi,

Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>:

> On Thu, 9 Jul 2009 12:42:11 +0200
> Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o> wrote:
> > Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>:
> > > >>>>> On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Christian Faulhammer wrote:
> > > 
> > > >  "ill defined" sounds not nice(TM) to me, so I still vote for a
> > > > different wording, not for the intention.  "volatile" seemed
> > > > suitable to me but I may be convinced to a different vocabulary.
> > > 
> > > How about "indeterminate"? Or pick another synonym from this list:
> > > <http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/ill-defined>
> > 
> >  I went with indeterminate.
> 
> I've reverted this. Your change was grammatically incorrect and wasn't
> what had been discussed on this list, and you've still not explained
> why 'ill-defined' is in any way hostile.

 This seems to be a cultural misunderstanding.  In my ears (and ulm's
initially, we have the same mother tongue) "ill-defined" sounds hostile,
though it seems, that this is not true for native speakers of English.

V-Li


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