Nouns, Verbs, Prepositions & Logins

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Phred
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Nouns, Verbs, Prepositions & Logins

Postby Phred » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:39 am

Just redirectiing nerdiness away from tech for a moment, in the light of the Microsoft grammarians' managing to influence Windows 10's Start menu - an item on the user's icon on the far left on the Start menu is now 'Sign out', 'Sign' being the verb, the action, that is offered as a choice, and 'out' is the preposition complementing the verb to indicate the type of action the signing would be: in, up, down, over, through, or out.

Many websites are persisting with the awkward name of a button/control - suggesting the function of the object, rather than presenting a choice to the user. Function rather than communication. 'This is a [whatever] button' versus 'You can do [this] here'.

Login and Logout named controls have been superceded by offerings: 'Sign in' and 'Sign out'.

'Logout' isn't an action; it isn't a verb. It is a name; a noun.

I suggest that the text of the 'Login' and 'Logout' controls on this discussion board be changed to 'Sign in' and 'Sign out'.

:)

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Re: Nouns, Verbs, Prepositions & Logins

Postby helmut » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:57 am

Phred wrote:... I suggest that the text of the 'Login' and 'Logout' controls on this discussion board be changed to 'Sign in' and 'Sign out'. ...
Thank you, Pred, for your suggestion. We use the widespread forum software and its terminology, here. The board's software can be manipulated in any way but typically we don't do this until there is really good reason. Thank you for your understanding.

https://trends.google.com/trends/explor ... ,sign%20in

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Re: Nouns, Verbs, Prepositions & Logins

Postby Phred » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:30 am

Misconceptions in this wonderful language of ours obtain every day, like everyday, may or may not, aggravate, agreeance, infer, incredulous, disinterested, fulsome, irregardless, literally, criteria, simplistic, effect/affect, lie/lay, fewer versus less; many more..

With Microsoft's matured use of Sign in/out in Windows 10, I expect a greater understanding of the noun/verb distinction will develop. I put this on simmer. :)

Thank you for your understanding.


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