Re: Hyphenation

Subject: Re: Hyphenation
From: William Swallow <WSWALLOW -at- COMMSOFT -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 08:41:30 -0400

But online and e-mail are two completely different cases entirely. Online is
a compound, where e-mail is a bastardization of an acronym and a compound
(electronic mail). According to Mrs. Crabapple's rules of grammar (5th
grade?) 'online' is correct and 'email' is not.

Bill Swallow
Technical Writer
Billing Concepts
Albany NY
(518) 433-7698
mailto:william -dot- swallow -at- billingconcepts -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> Webster's New World Dictionary of Computer Terms (5th edition, pg. 409)
> doesn't hyphenate online. I believe there is a trend for new compound
> words
> to begin as hyphenated but as they gain greater acceptance the hyphenation
> is dropped. I've been seeing e-mail spelled w/o the hyphen quite often
> lately.

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