Re[4]: Killer -Reply

Subject: Re[4]: Killer -Reply
From: "Virginia L. Krenn" <asdxvlk -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 15:32:27 -0800

Eric Haddock <eric -at- engagenet -dot- com> wrote:
>I can honestly say I've never heard "abend" in my whole life. If I ever
>encountered it in a manual, I'd have to go reaching for the dictionary
>probably (if I couldn't figure it out by context but even then I'd have
>doubts).
>Why, even as I was spell-checking this email, the checker didn't
>recognize "abend."

My spell checkers do not recognize most computer terminology.

>I think that's an important indicator as to what's in common use and
>what isn't. Not that we should strictly adhere to, of all things,
>computer spell checkers but if we're trying to chose between one word
>and another, a spell checker could tip the scales.
>Is it a term mostly used outside of America?

I'm not familiar with the terms that are used in other countries. The
definition that I provided was from the *American * Heritage Dictionary.


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