QUERY: spelling, e.g. or eg

Subject: QUERY: spelling, e.g. or eg
From: Brian Hooper <hooperbc -at- mindspring -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 12:27:20 -0800

Lately, in tech documentation, I've been seeing "for example"
abbreviated as "eg" and not "e.g.". Is this a new accepted spelling for

Forgive me if the question is more for the copyediting list. But since
I've been seeing this term in so many tech docs, I thought maybe tech
departments may now have begun deferring to a different preferred
abbreviation for "for example."

Thank you.


Brian C. Hooper
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