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Subject:Re: e-mail or email? From:Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL> Date:Fri, 30 Dec 1994 10:00:24 MST
> Jan Boomsliter asked--
> What book? Why capitalize? What is the hyphen for?
> In my book of proper grammer & word usage, it's E-mail (with E capitalized)
IMO, the hyphen is there because e-mail is an abbreviation for
two separate words.
Also IMO, capitalizing it is hogwash.
If the trend went toward omitting the hyphen (email), I would
probably be able to live with that. But I see no logical reason
at all for capitalizing any part of it (unless of course it
begins a sentence, in which case the e would be capitalized).
Beverly Parks :)
bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil