[CQ-Contest] The Skimmer Rule Challenge
n5ot at n5ot.com
Wed Jun 18 01:32:10 EDT 2008
>> I believe the phrase does include things "like local Skimmer" and the
>> "etc" drives it home. To me the definition clearly includes Skimmer.
> Why would et cetera drive anything home?
I can't answer for whether the writer of the rule used the correct elements
of style. However, dictionaries define the word "etcetera" as:
"a number of other things or persons unspecified."
Since Skimmer is similar to the other things in the list:
operating arrangements involving other individuals
use of etcetera in this case supports the interpretation that Skimmer could
be included in the list of things that are not permitted without being
specified, and that the author of the rule may have intended to include
theretofore uninvented technologies.
I would love to hear from the author of the rule. It would bring a key
element to this discussion.
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