Zip Codes (again)

Subject: Zip Codes (again)
From: Charles Fisher <decrsc!charles -at- UUNET -dot- UU -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 1994 09:07:44 -0400

Sorry if this is overkill for some of you. I know this thread just
went through the list, but I wasn't sure if anyone came up with
a reference for using ZIP vs. zip. This issue just came up in our
standards meeting, and here's what I found out:

Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (tenth) prefers "zip code" (two words,
all lowercase). Yes, it used to be an initialism (for Zone Improvement
Plan, as someone mentioned), but usage has become common enough to drop
the caps.

Again, I apologize if this repeats info circulated earlier. I started
deleting those messages near the end of the thread, but two weeks later
(as usual), I find that I need to know the conclusion. Isn't there a
Murphy's Law for that?

"If you take hyphens seriously you will surely go mad."
-John Benbow

Charles Fisher
Senior Documentation Specialist
Program Manager/President-Elect, STC Washington DC Chapter

Datatel, Inc. (703) 968-4588 (voice)
4375 Fair Lakes Court (703) 968-4625 (FAX)
Fairfax, VA 22033 charles -at- datatel -dot- com

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