To e or not to e

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Fri Apr 21 22:49:06 UTC 2000

All right, I've heard of e-mail, e-commerce, e-tail, and
e-just-about-everything-else, but this is the first time I've come across
just "e" standing alone in all its glory--as a verb, no less.  The
following sentence occurs in an e-mail I just received:

"If I think of anything I will e you again."

Lest you think it was just a typo and the sender absent-mindedly forgot to
type "-mail," the following sentence occurs a little further on:

"Feel free to e me."

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at

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