RE: Need a collective noun

Subject: RE: Need a collective noun
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com" <brian -dot- henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:45:22 -0400

ETAOIN SHRDLU was the order of alpha keys on a Linotype typesetting keyboard. That letter sequence actually appeared twice, once for lower-case and once for caps. The order is approximately the order of use frequency in English text. The odd keyboard is the reason why "Linotype operator" was a different (and usually higher paid) job description from "typist".
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ETAOIN_SHRDLU for a photo of a Linotype keyboard.

-FR

> From: Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Need a collective noun
> Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:35:49 +0000
>
> If I was 10 years older I'd probably know that one. What is it, a hot metal typesetting "keyboard"?
> (is there even such a thing?)
>
> -BH
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Peter Neilson
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> A shrdlu of really old newspaper guys.
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References:
Need a collective noun: From: Nancy Allison
RE: Need a collective noun: From: Brian.Henderson
RE: Need a collective noun: From: Ron Hearn
Re: Need a collective noun: From: Tony Chung
RE: Need a collective noun: From: Brian.Henderson
Re: Need a collective noun: From: Peter Neilson
RE: Need a collective noun: From: Brian.Henderson

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