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Two Examples of Misspoken Networkers


Recently at a networking meeting, I heard a speaker castigate somebody’s sales pitch by saying, “I get the reasoning but not the logic.”

I don’t get that statement. When I look up reasoning and logic in a thesaurus, I find they’re synonyms. When I look up their dictionary definitions, I see logic is defined as “the science of the formal principles of reasoning.” When I look up reasoning, I get this definition: “the use of a sufficient ground of explanation or of logical defense.”

At that same meeting, I heard somebody say you could upload something to your computer from a website. Actually, the correct word is download, which means “to transfer from a distant to a nearby computer, from a larger to a smaller computer, or from a computer to a peripheral device.”Upload is the opposite, meaning “to transfer from a smaller to a larger computer.”

Oh, if they only heard what they had said.

Until next time! Use the right words!

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