Etymology: "They" (short)

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Thu Jan 10 19:43:20 UTC 2002

I would like to ask everyone either to avoid using non-ASCII
characters in posts to this list or to annotate them in
ASCII. This discussion has acquired a lot of references to
"*e", where the asterisk represents something that I see as
a rectangle which indicates a code that my computer has no
representation for. I suppose that represents an edh, but it
might as easily be a thorn, or even a yogh in somebody's

And please remember that there is no such thing as
"eight-bit ASCII", even if your program lists it as an
option: ASCII is a seven-bit code.

-- Mark A. Mandel
   Linguist at Large

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