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Subject:Re: e-mail or email? From:Timothy McGee <mcgeet -at- COLUMBIA -dot- DSU -dot- EDU> Date:Wed, 18 Jan 1995 09:08:20 LCL
> 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).
The trend will, most likely, be toward omitting the hyphen for the same reason
that "high school" became "high-school" became "highschool." As a neologism,
"e-mail" began in phase two of the normal progression, and may, because of
accelerated use, achieve the normal final phase of "email" at an accelerated