Re: And/Or

Subject: Re: And/Or
From: "David M. Brown" <dmbrown -at- BROWN-INC -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 14:19:20 -0700

Robert Maxey wrote:

The virgule in "and/or" is an "OR," not an "AND," and "OR"
isn't exclusive unless explicitly defined as such.

So "and/or" means "either one or both."

Having said that, though, I can't think of a more awkward and
obscure way to say "either one or both" than to use "and/or."

I can understand it, but I don't have to like it.


David M. Brown -- Brown Inc.
dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com
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