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Re: punctuated abbreviations // was english spelling reform

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, October 21, 2002, 6:21
Dennis Paul Himes scripsit:

> Before Ms. became common you would have been known as "Miss Lee".
It was the 1984 vice-presidential candidacy of Geraldine Ferraro that finally broke down the _New York Times_'s resistance to "Ms." After several weeks of bewildering its readers by referring to her as "Mrs. Zaccaro", it finally gave up and switched to "Ms. Ferraro". -- He made the Legislature meet at one-horse John Cowan tank-towns out in the alfalfa belt, so that hardly nobody could get there and most of the leaders would stay home and let him go to work and do things as he pleased. --Mencken, _Declaration of Independence_