Re: (Fwd) Re: RFC1983 (Was E-mail or e-mail)

Subject: Re: (Fwd) Re: RFC1983 (Was E-mail or e-mail)
From: Katherine Graden <kgraden -at- MAIL -dot- DANCRIS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 11:21:07 -0700

I prefer e-mail over email as an abbreviation for "electronic mail." After
all, do we say xray or x-ray? Tshirt or t-shirt?

The other thing I have against email is that "email" is the German word for
"enamel." Granted, using email when discussing electronic mail probably
wouldn't bother anyone who doesn't know German. But it gets to me every
time I see it in print.

Kathy Graden
(kgraden -at- mail -dot- dancris -dot- com)


At 01:39 PM 4/30/97 -0400, T. Mazza wrote:
>Bev Parks wrote:
>
>I tried to resist this thread, but can't. I think Ella and RFC 1983 are
>(the most) correct.
>
>While e-mail is still widely used, the convention is steadily leaning
>toward email. I use email; used to use e-mail; *always* hated E-mail and
>any other variation (such as eMail).
>
>I don't understand the resistance to omitting the hyphen. Do those who
>insist on the hyphen also write inter-net and mo-dem?
>
>Bev Parks
>parksb -at- emh1 -dot- hqisec -dot- army -dot- mil
>
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>I like e-mail, and look at it as an abbrev. of electronic mail.
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