Need a Word!

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by BenTheMan, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. BenTheMan Dr. of Physics, Prof. of Love Valued Senior Member

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    I need some help. Complete the following sentence.

    I am very good at relating technical concepts to people without a technical background. That makes me a(n) _____________.

    I think "pedagogue" doesn't work, because it has a negative connotation.

    I'm stuck. I could use several words, but I'd rather just use one.
     
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  3. christa Frankly, I don't give a dam! Valued Senior Member

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    computer geek? smart? techey?
     
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  5. mike47 Banned Banned

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    d├ębrouillard .
     
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  7. kira Valued Senior Member

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    Not sure if I get it right. What about a generalist? Or what about just a "good educator"??
     
  8. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    popularizer?
     
  9. mike47 Banned Banned

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    resourceful
     
  10. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    a "great technical writer / speaker".

    Right on - reference pulled at random:
     
  11. christa Frankly, I don't give a dam! Valued Senior Member

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  12. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    Thank you!

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  13. Grim_Reaper I Am Death Destroyer of Worlds Registered Senior Member

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    A severely underpaid IT guy.
     
  14. christa Frankly, I don't give a dam! Valued Senior Member

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  15. superstring01 Moderator

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    . . . a superlative communicator.

    ~String
     
  16. Pandaemoni Valued Senior Member

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    I would at least reverse it.

    "I am an excellent technical writer and very skilled at relating technical concepts to people who lack technical background."
     
  17. Doreen Valued Senior Member

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    I like Pandaemoni 's version better than your two sentence one, though I would add an 'a' before technical background.

    If you did want a noun however...... 'educator' 'trainer' 'guide' 'instructor'

    with 'good', 'excellent', or 'skillful' tossed in as the adjective. Some other adjectives....

    accomplished
    experienced
    flexible
     
  18. John99 Banned Banned

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    conundrum.

    'that makes me a(n) _____________.'

    FOS
     
  19. BenTheMan Dr. of Physics, Prof. of Love Valued Senior Member

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    How about "expositor". Is that a word?
     
  20. BenTheMan Dr. of Physics, Prof. of Love Valued Senior Member

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    Well, the sentence above isn't the sentence I will use---it's just to try and explain the word that I'm looking for.
     
  21. mike47 Banned Banned

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    Resourceful.....seems to be perfect to me .
     
  22. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    We need to create a word for that. "Having the ability to describe complex technical issues to full retards, and have them understand it."

    It's pretty much all I do in Tech Support.

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  23. christa Frankly, I don't give a dam! Valued Senior Member

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    maybe you should come and teach me things.. if you can get me to understand something, and keep that knowledge... I will pay you.. umm.. well.. we will work that out if you can get the job done at first...
     

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