Re: "The" before names

Subject: Re: "The" before names
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- FS -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 08:58:51 +0800

Melissa H-K said:
> Here in the U.S., we do refer to "the FBI" and "the CIA" but not,
> of course, to "the IBM." I don't know what the rule is.

Didn't the company song refer to 'the IBM'? Are there any ex-IBMers
on the list who remember the words?

Stuart Burnfield whose company song is, today,
Functional Software Pty Ltd "19th Nervous Breakdown"
mailto:slb -at- fs -dot- com -dot- au

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