Friday, September 14, 2007

Writing Rant

The first in what will surely turn out to be a recurring topic.

We'll start with "and/or". WTF is with people who use "and/or" can they not figure the logic out? It boggles my mind.

AND vs OR Graphic

Note: The OR allows for the same True result as the AND (bottom right corner), while also allowing for other combinations producing True results.
Therefore all written usage of "and/or" should simply be "or".


Barf said...

I think it would be more fun to force them to speak what they mean in their head:

" A and/exclusive or B"

Darin said...

You have seen the wisdom, grasshopper.

personally, I think people who use and/or should be beaten to death with their "/" key.