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Subject:Re: THE IBM From:"Palmer, Phyllis" <PPalmer -at- SPHERECOM -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 6 Apr 1998 15:59:41 -0500
Consider for a moment that THE Ohio State University is the
institution's name. But rarely referred to as that. There are rules
and exceptions. It's not an easy call to communicate especially with
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Hamilton [SMTP:chamilton -at- GR -dot- COM]
> Sent: Monday, April 06, 1998 3:57 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: THE IBM
> Somebody else wrote:
> > >I once ran into a group of clerks & managers from Aetna (the
> > >company) who constantly used "the Aetna" in casual conversation.
> > Then, Julie Knoeller wrote:
> > They must be brain damaged.
> Not necessarily. Until relatively recently, General Electric was the
> major employer in Schenectady, NY. My uncle, who is from all over the
> country noticed that around Schenectady, some people tend to refer to
> _The GE_. I even catch myself doing it. So it could just be a regional
> Incidentally, since they moved a bunch more jobs out of the area,
> Schenectadians tend to refer to it as _The %)#&@!* GE_.
> Chris Hamilton
> chamilton -at- gr -dot- com
> My views, not my employer's.
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