Doing my geo clean who how to edit pre 1700 profiles not comfortable yet to mess up another's hard work?

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working on my geo who cleans the pre 1700 profiles do i match then stop i dont want to mess up anothers hard work any more than have in past (sorry)
in Policy and Style by Kimberly Becerra G2G1 (2.0k points)
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The term used above, "geo" (see the phrase "my geo clean") causes confusions at best. In a completely different context "geo" would mean "geography" as in cleaning one's location at some point in life, or geographical, a tech word with a specific meaning, but it wouldn't in English ever refer to "genealogy."

I pause over this because many of us have written a comment quickly or very much too quickly in Wikitree and  assume that they have communicated clearly. But British AND American English are demanding languages and require careful revision to create accurate expression of ideas/concepts, especially those dealing with our subject areas here.

The best thing for all of us to do is to look over our sentences and paragraphs closely before sending them out "on the wing" so they communicate what you-the-writer wishes. Language use is, remember, an abstraction of live action, of living. Living is complicated. When we fumble our words (our thoughts), we may miss the goalposts by a couple of inches or by a yard. Even half way to "a yard" can create huge confusions.

by Anonymous Burnett G2G6 Mach 2 (27.6k points)

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