Re: Summary paper, paper summary ballot

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Wed Jun 23 2004 - 21:44:58 CDT

At 8:38 PM -0400 6/23/04, David Mertz wrote:
>On Jun 23, 2004, at 6:58 PM, Arthur Keller wrote:
>>I prefer precision in speech. That's why I still like Paper
>>Summary Ballot. And frankly I think that's no more a mouthful than
>>Summary Paper Ballot. Same number of syllables. Note that paper
>>is a *key* part of our system, and must be explicit. That's the
>>point, after all.
>Down to these choices, I'm quite happy with either. However, I
>think I read English adjectives a bit differently than Arthur does.
>I tend to think of the adjective closest to the noun is the one most
>emphasized, not the one that comes first in a list of modifiers.
>But I definitely think that the word 'paper' needs to be in there.
>On-screen summaries don't cut it, but might be suggested without
>indicating paper explicitly.

I think that Paper modifies Summary Ballot. Summary does not modify
Paper Ballot. That's why Paper comes first.

Best regards,

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