Re: retronym alert: whitemail

Subject: Re: retronym alert: whitemail
From: Paul Pehrson <paulpehrson -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 11:11:45 -0700

Depending on context I've also frequently heard "postal mail" or
"regular mail"; this differentiates it enough that it isn't confusing.

Though, I believe that John is right. In most contexts if you just use
the word "mail" the meaning should be clear.

On 1/27/06, John Cook <john -dot- cook -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> On 1/27/06, Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> > Never heard this one before, but just ran across it. Looking for a word
> > to describe a letter printed on paper and stuck in an envelope and don't
> > want to use the slightly snarky _snail mail_? Try _whitemail._ I like it.
> Perhaps we're over-thinking this. We used to just call it "mail". ; )
> --
> John Cook

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