Subject: e-mail
From: David Ibbetson <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995 00:31:57 -0500

I was wondering why "email" made me uneasy and suddenly realised that
there's a danger that a stranger to the subject would, at least momentarily,
confuse it with the French "e<acute>mail", "enamel", which is sometimes used
by English-speaking fine-art dealers.

For this, and other reasons, (including the English habit of hyphenating
words long after Americans have permanently joined them), I prefer "e-mail".

Season's Greetings

David Ibbetson Phone (416) 363-6692
ibbetson -at- idirect -dot- com Fax (416) 363-4987
133 Wilton Street, #506
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5A 4A4

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