Re: Email versus e-mail

Subject: Re: Email versus e-mail
From: "T.W. Smith" <techwordsmith -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Jones, Donna" <DJones -at- zebra -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 17:32:38 -0400

I recommend a different windmill.

Be consistent within your doc and doc set and don't worry about it.
Eventually, however, there will be no hyphen in the USA and a thousand years
after that, the U.K. will give it up, too. <g>


On 7/17/06, Jones, Donna <DJones -at- zebra -dot- com> wrote:

I don't know why, but the abbreviation "email" instead of "e-mail" bugs
me, though I know that both are common.

When I see the two parts merged together without the hyphen, my brain
pronounces the word with a short E. In other words, email and emperor
start with the same sound. I think I also put the emphasis on the second
syllable, which makes it sound even more ridiculous. Capitalizing the E
helps me a little if the word doesn't fall at the beginning of a

So am I totally insane? 8-) (Wait, don't answer that!)

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