Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pronouncement on Pronouns

I stumbled today.

My contact database has a memo field where I type comments.

A new contact.

I phone Allan Adler and make a comment in the memo area. Allan suggested I talk with Bill Bailey, which I did, and made a comment in my memo field.

I have continued in this way, essentially building up a monologue of events, and yet today I find that I have made a note “He suggested …”, and another one (in another record) “We decided …”, and for the life of me I can’t work out, from my notes, who “He” is and who “We” are.

I am resolved from today onwards to type my correspondent’s name in full and avoid use of pronouns. They leave me dangling, not knowing who said what to me.

Talk to Me !

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