Good dialog, bad dialog
21 Nov 2012
A couple of dialog boxes I’ve encountered recently. One I liked (well done, Marketo), and one I didn’t (Microsoft).
I used the spelling “dialog box” deliberately. I would tend to use dialogue, except when talking about dialog boxes in a software context.
Here’s an interesting Google n-Gram showing the prevalence of related terms over the past century.
‘dialog’ vs ‘dialogue’ vs ‘dialog box’ vs ‘dialogue box’
Also pleased to see there is a StackExchange for English!
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