t.paikeday at SYMPATICO.CA
Sat Feb 12 00:28:56 UTC 2000
A very informative story indeed. I was thinking along the same lines and
considering including "e-" as a prefix entry in the next printing of my User's
Dennis Baron wrote:
> FYI from Foxnews:
> To e or Not to e
> 1:06 p.m. ET (1806 GMT) February 8, 2000
> By Lisa Meyer <<...>>
> NEW YORK - It's just a letter: "e". But it signifies a revolution - in every
> aspect of our economy and culture. It technically stands for "electronic,"
> but now often means "online" or "on the Internet."
> And with every economic or cultural revolution comes a change in language.
> "E" (either capitalized or not) is the hottest prefix in the English
> language right now, generating new word forms nearly every day.
> E-shopping. E-rate. E-tailer. E-junkmail. The words are coming faster than
> lexicographers can record....
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