Email versus e-mail

Subject: Email versus e-mail
From: "Jones, Donna" <DJones -at- zebra -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 13:01:05 -0500

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
sentence.

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

Donna

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