Saturday, April 6, 2013

Resigns vs. Resigns

So, it's pretty annoying (and often very confusing) that "resigns" - to sign with again - and "resigns" - to quit - are the same word.  I've had this idea in the "drafts" section of the site for a long time, and this week it became relevant on several occasions; with the Pac-12 official stuff, and all the nonsense going on at Rutgers.  Imagine if you have no background knowledge of the situation and you read this headline:

"Ed Rush resigns as Pac-12 Conference Coordinator of Officials."

It can mean one of two totally opposite things.

4/8 Update: It has been brought to my attention that "to sign again" is actually "re-sign."  So I guess problem solved?   It's still definitely confusing though.

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