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Subject:Re: email From:Karen Kay <karenk -at- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 14 Dec 1994 11:53:04 -0800
Gwen Gall said:
> "Oddly enough, the worde emailed is actually listed in the OED; it means
> 'embossed (with a raised pattern) or arranged in a net work'. A use from 1480
> is given. The word is derived from French emmailleure, network."
It is the French that confuses me, but I didn't know the 'network' meaning.
> Merry xmas, and may your Christmas emails arrive at their intended
Does the dictionary indicate whether this is a countable noun or not?
It's been uncountable for me for nearly 15 years and I despise the
countable usage. But then I also despise the spelling of 'a lot' as
one words. And then I think of the poor ewt, whose name changed due to
its singularity.... ('an ewt' -> 'a newt')