Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Mar 22 18:51:14 UTC 2007

Interesting suggestion--the possibility that "Arabic" is now stigmatized!

My students chuckled yesterday when I forcefully decreed (echoing the latest style manuals), "Do not use Roman numerals; we are not Romans. Use Arabic numerals." (I'll probably get reported to Homeland Security.)


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 14:37:00 -0400
>From: sagehen <sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM>
>Subject: Re: SOTA?
> ~~~~~~~~~
>Are you suggesting that Arabic numerals are getting the "Freedom fries" treatment?     :-)

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