On Thu, 29 Jun 2006 11:22:20 -0600, Tammy.VanBoening at jeppesen.com 

>Our new editor wants to add the word "and" to such statements - 
>if <blah, blah>, AND then <blah, blah>. Both I and the other 
>writer disagree with the editor on this one - it should be just 
>if/then - no "and."

Yikes.  You don't have to look for specific refs for
geekspeak, this is just plain bad grammar.  Look at
a grammar reference.  You don't use "and" to separate
a conditional clause from the rest of its sentence!

I'd seriously wonder if this person were qualified
to edit *anything*.  ;-)

-- Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc.
  <jeremy at omsys.com>  http://www.omsys.com/

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