On Sun, 2004-12-05, Frank Ellermann wrote:
Bill McQuillan wrote:
Okay, I give up!
That's the first case where my "DEnglish" forced somebody to
give up, <shame on="me" /> :-(
What do you mean by this abbreviation?
"respectively", Google found a link explaining why that's
a bad idea: <http://www.languagehat.com/archives/001173.php>
Maybe I should try "or" in these cases, it's shorter ;-) Bye.
Thanks for the explanation! I expected to slap my forehead and
say "I should have known that"!
But this is much more interesting. Thanks also for the
LanguageHat reference, I may spend a bit of time there.
Bill McQuillan <McQuilWP(_at_)pobox(_dot_)com>