Re: Line vs. queue...

Subject: Re: Line vs. queue...
From: Charles E Vermette <cvermette -at- juno -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 18:45:16 -0400

Elizabeth O'Shea wrote:

<<<Once again, I have a usage question for our company style guide. In
our list
of European/US English spellings and usage, my colleague has included :

queue = line
queuing = queuing

My query is about the second: I never recall anyone in the US queuing,
although I remember people waiting in line. I want to double check my
knowledge, however, because all the US dictionaries contain a definition
queueing, it being a respectable English word and all...>>>

If an American refers to a line as a queue, you can take it as a cue that
computers are their line...


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