The email dash

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Last week, I wrote a post about technology’s role in the demise of the English language and I was interested to read about the “correct” spelling of e-mail in this week’s IT Week. It seems that by popular usage today, email is 10 times more common than e-mail. As IT Week points out, the grammatically correct version (e’mail) is unlikely to catch on. Interestingly, notes that email is the common spelling but has elected to continue the use of e-mail as it is easier to read.

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