Date: Tue, 13 Jun 1995 22:03:21 EDT From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: new phrase One problem, abstruse as it may, with "email" sans hyphen or cap E, is that it looks too much like the French word for enamel, as in those beautiful Limoges plates in the Frick (for you New Yorkers) and elsewhere. Anyway, the pattern would presumably call for a hyphen and/or cap E. After all it's D-Day, not dday, g-man (perhaps a better fit, since that's a description like e-mail rather than a name like D-Day), K rations (not krations),... I think it's productive, too: I've seen b-day and B-day (for birthday). Larry