THE IBM

Subject: THE IBM
From: Richard Cook <Cook-Richard -at- CDSSOFTWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 12:42:19 -0700

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.

Then Stuart Burnfield asked:
>Didn't the company song refer to 'the IBM'? Are there any ex-IBMers
>on the list who remember the words?

I once ran into a group of clerks & managers from Aetna (the insurance
company) who constantly used "the Aetna" in casual conversation.

Richard Cook
CDS Software
cook-richard -at- cdssoftware -dot- com




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