Re: Reading Impaired Interface

From: David Jefferson <d_jefferson_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon Dec 22 2003 - 16:22:28 CST

I agree completely with Karl. Except that it is not just a
tensy nit--it is a serious issue. The term "Democrat Party" is
used primarily by Republicans, playing on the similarity of
sound to "bureaucrat", "autocrat", and similar words. To be
completely non-partisan, we must always say and write
"Democratic Party".


--- Karl Auerbach <> wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Dec 2003, Jan Karrman wrote:
> > The associated audio files can be downloaded from
> Just a teensy-tiny nit about the audio files (at least the
> ones that I
> listend to for the ballot-readback tool (bva): The spoken
> version
> contained the phrase "democrat party". Here in the US that
> particular
> phrasing is typically used as a subtle pejerative form of more
> correct
> phrase "democratic party". We should endevour as much as
> possible to
> avoid inadvertent coloration or politization (sp) of the demo.
> --karl--
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