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
> 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.
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