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Subject: Re: [Hangout of NYLXS] Fwd: With regard to a letter of
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Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com):
> Maybe, but I find it asthesitically pleasing to the eye without the
> period. I like it in R.Ph. but they don't like that one
It's conceivable the Brits write it that way for the same reason. Who
knows? However, I hope you are not, as it would seem is the case,
ignoring my point that, in a business letter coming from you, an
American using American spelling and diction, a missing period after an
abbreviation creates a fleeting impression of poor literacy. Which is
probably not the impression you wanted to create.
I've now explained the point twice, which is actually not one but _two_
times more than I should have had to.
And, I cannot help noticing that you deliberately ignored my question
about whether respect for your audience (here and on other mailing
lists) doesn't suggest you should use a spelling checker -- given that
you just proved you _do_ have one and know how to use it.
The default interpretation is going to end up being 'No, I, Ruben Safir,
actually don't respect my audience enough to even use a flippin'
automated spelling checker.'
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