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Re: I have an opinion!

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 3, 2001, 1:19
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.


(and I actually do say "et cetera" in papers and short stories.  Though,
true, you got me.)


Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
L. Gerholz <milo@...>