Re: Periods After Whole Numbers

Subject: Re: Periods After Whole Numbers
From: Joanna Sheldon <cjs10 -at- CORNELL -dot- EDU>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 19:52:59 -0400

Don --

>My supervisor insists on putting periods after whole numbers. For
>example, he writes "200. kg" rather than just "200 kg". I find this
>rather weird; I'd not seen this usage before coming to work here. I
>asked him if a lawyer had recommended it. He replied that he *thought*
>so, which tells me that he got it from folklore somewhere. (I've been
>corrected so many times over the last 2-1/2 years that I've given up
>trying.)

>Has anyone else seen this usage? Is there a legal reason (i.e.,
>recommended, or dictated, by a lawyer) for doing this?


Guy's out of his mind.

Joanna

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