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: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 15:34:53 -0500



Downing, David observed:
> Subject: Re: Dumb question: is it "email", "Email", "e-mail",
> or "E-mail"
>
> The one I usually see these days is "emails." Even thought I know the
> natural order of things is for hyphenated words to lose their hyphens
> after awhile, this is one case where I hated to see it happen, because
> without the hyphen, I keep wanting to pronounce it "em-ale."
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

If you spoke French, it would be more like "em-EYE", and you would be reading about enamel.

Having spent 18 years in Québec, and still dealing with some Francophones on occasion, I keep the hyphen.



- Kevin
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