interesting terminology puzzles

Subject: interesting terminology puzzles
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- FS -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 16:17:20 +0800

Brad Connatser <concom -at- USIT -dot- NET> wrote:
> What To Call the Next Decade

the alt.usage.english newsgroup is the home of interesting terminology
puzzles. This question has come up there more than once.

Other techwr-l perennials to be found in the alt.usage.english FAQ:

split infinitive
"between you and I"
"different to", "different than"
preposition at end
"shall" vs "will", "would" vs "should"
"that" vs "which"
"." after abbreviations
," vs ",
"A, B and C" vs "A, B, and C"
"a"/"an" before abbreviations
"rule of thumb"
"-ize" vs "-ise" spelling

It's not that a.u.e. has the definitive answer to any of these, but it
usually throws up every alternative and shade of opnion.

Stuart Burnfield (slb -at- fs -dot- com -dot- au) Voice: +61 9 328 8288
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