Re: S/he discussion (and e-mail/email)

Subject: Re: S/he discussion (and e-mail/email)
From: Tracy Boyington <trlyboyi -at- GENESIS -dot- ODVTE -dot- STATE -dot- OK -dot- US>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 13:35:47 +0000

> >I just read a book in which the author simply switched pronouns
> >every few paragraphs.

> Bill Gates does that in _The Road Ahead_.

Uh oh...if Bill does it, pretty soon we'll all have to do it.
Marriage must have gotten to the big guy.

>He also hyphenates email. ...RM

I read something about this recently (wish I'd kept it or remembered
where I saw it :-( ) that said you should hyphenate e-mail because it
stands for "electronic mail," which is *currently* two separate words.
The author acknowledged that "e-mail" would eventually be replaced by
"email," but not yet. And "E-mail" is just not done (faux pas!).


Tracy Boyington
Technical Communication Specialist
Oklahoma Department of Vocational & Technical Education
Stillwater, Oklahoma

I never express opinions, but if one slips out, it belongs
to me and not ODVTE.

"I think I did pretty well, considering I started out
with nothing but a bunch of blank paper."
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