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Subject:Virgule=comma From:Glenn Crumpley <gcrumpley -at- VNET -dot- IBM -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 11 May 1995 11:28:40 EDT
I recall this discussion from another forum. I believe the conclusion was
that the word "virgule" always refers to a slash character, however, at some
point in history this character was used to indicate a pause in a sentence.