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Subject: Re: [TMG] Sort dates, reply to Bob (medium)
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 13:02:41 EST


In a message dated 1/7/03 7:22:18 AM Central Standard Time,
writes:


> jargon (jär´gen) noun
> 1. Nonsensical, incoherent, or meaningless talk.
> 2. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin.
> 3. The specialized or technical language of a trade, profession, or
> similar group. See synonyms at dialect.
>
> The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language
>
> It appears that "before" and "after" have become jargon (3) to some
> genealogists, while the use of "before" and "after" is jargon (1) to
> many others.
>
> Since some genealogists insist that words have meaning and can not
> agree with the jargon that other genealogists use, the best course
> might be to avoid the use of those words.
>
> How is that best accomplished in TMG?
>
> Richard Brogger
>

For before use "at some unknown point in time prior to [specific date of next
known event]" ?

For "after" use "at some unknown point in time following [specific date of
last known event" ?

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