Re: Dumb question: is it "email", "Email", "e-mail", or "E-mail"

Subject: Re: Dumb question: is it "email", "Email", "e-mail", or "E-mail"
From: "Mike McCallister" <workingwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Laura Lemay" <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 14:20:28 -0600

As yet another data point, I think I've been using "email" for a decade now,
and I don't remember anyone asking for clarification, nor taking me to task
for using this horrid construction. OTOH, I've never screamed at anyone for
using the hyphenated version either.


Mike McCallister
Technical Writing Consultant, Compuware
Author, "openSUSE Linux Unleashed" -- at bookstores now!
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On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 2:07 PM, Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com> wrote:

>
>
> On Jan 7, 2009, at 11:57 AM, Leonard C. Porrello wrote:
> > On Google there were ...
> >
> > 2,890,000,000 hits for email
> >
> > 7,830,000,000 hits for e-mail
>
> You can't use a google fight in this instance because Google removes
> the dash (google doesn't do punctuation, something that is insanely
> infuriating if you're trying to search for code). You're actually
> getting a google search for either e or mail. (and I'm not so sure
> about the e).
>
> Pick one and use it consistently. 150 years from now, assuming we're
> not all wirelessly communicating through implants in our brains, we're
> still going to quarreling over this.
>
> Laura
>
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References:
Dumb question: is it "email", "Email", "e-mail", or "E-mail": From: Deborah Hemstreet
Re: Dumb question: is it "email", "Email", "e-mail", or "E-mail": From: Dossy Shiobara
RE: Dumb question: is it "email", "Email", "e-mail", or "E-mail": From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: Dumb question: is it "email", "Email", "e-mail", or "E-mail": From: Laura Lemay

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