Re: Punctuation question

Subject: Re: Punctuation question
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 16:58:26 -0700

Nothing new about that. The colon was always "formal,"
vs comma "informal." What has changed is that during
the past few decades (I'd say more like 30-40 years)
there has been a relentless march toward "friendly
informality" in all walks of life in the US, including
business. Whether this represents a good or bad thing
is another question.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Wilbanks" <rwilbanks1 -at- carrie-all -dot- com>
Therefore, I would have to believe that over the course
of the past 50 years, especially with the advent of e-mail,
the comma is seen as more "friendly/informal" than the colon.


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