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Re: I have an opinion!

From:L. Gerholz <milo@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 3, 2001, 3:11
David Peterson wrote:
> > In a message dated 4/2/01 3:51:39 PM, fortytwo@GDN.NET writes: > > << If "conlang", "auxlang", SciFi, CompSci, PoliSci, etc., count as > abbreviations, then so does e-mail. And, if e-mail isn't an > abbreviation, then neither is conlang, etc. >> > > No one person can say whether a conjunction has become accepted; it > depends > on what most English speakers think. Most English speakers do NOT have > "conlang", "auxlang", "compsci", "polisci", and many not "scifi". Nearly > everyone has "e-mail", and it's already become a verb. Just because some > condensions were formed the same way doesn't mean they have equal billing, > says I. >
I'd be very surprised if that was true about your last three, because "compsci", "polisci" and even "scifi" predated e-mail. Laurie -- "Being bright does not grant an immunity to doing idiotic things; more like, it just enlarges the possible scope." -- Lois McMaster Bujold