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Re: Number 1 mistake to not avoid during an interview

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 18, 2003 at 11:33 UTC ( #292360=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (OT) Number 1 mistake to not avoid during an interview

The title should really be "Number 1 mistake to avoid during an interview".

to not avoid, apart from being gramatically unsound, is a double negation, since "avoid" means "to take action not to do something or to prevent something from happening."

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Re: Re: Number 1 mistake to not avoid during an interview
by robobunny (Friar) on Sep 18, 2003 at 16:05 UTC
    Unless the author was referring to being excited as something that people consider a 'mistake', in which case it would be a good thing to not avoid being excited. It's probably a typo, but it would be more additonally funner if it wasn't.
      Give me a little credit, people! :-)

      The title was a play on the recent series of "Top NNN things..." posts around here -- in this case, I was thinking of "Number 1 mistake to avoid during an interview."

      Okay, so maybe a triple negative was a little much. Well, just double really, but double + sarcastic "mistake" is almost a triple. I guess I ought to have put quotes around "mistake" or something.

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