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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. Andy


Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>