Re: I have an opinion!
|From:||Andrew Chaney <adchaney@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 2, 2001, 21:42|
On Monday, April 2, 2001, at 03:57 , Padraic Brown wrote:
Whoops, accidently sent this to Padraic instead of the list.
> ... You may well cry foul, since most
> of the words in my list are _commonly accepted_ grammatical shortcuts;
> but you _did_ write "e-mail", which is precisely the sort of
> condensation you are so vociferously complaining about!
Speaking up momentarily in David's defense, I don't think email (or e-mail)
really qualifies as an abbreviation anymore. I think has become a word in
and of itself.
Anyhow, I fully endorse, support, and use such condensations. CompSci,
CogSci, Conlang, Auxlang, SciFi, ME, CODE, EE, ASME, Speech Path, PE,
Taxi, CD, HTTP, et al., etc. and so on.