From: Lizard Blizzard
Subject: Re: neon lamp query
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 07:17:05 -0700
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George Gonzalez wrote:
> ( I doubt the accuracy of anything on the Internet-- A while back I searched
> the Internet for a table of the heat conductivity of gases-- I got 6 hits,
> 5 of them agreed on the number for Helium, one was waaay different.
> Looking in several printed handbooks, they all agreed with the ONE outlying
> value! Turns out the other 5 tables had all been copied from ONE
> authoritative-sounding but incorrect web page! I hope nobody relied on the
> majority opinion to actually design, say, a helium-cooled breeder reactor! )
They can design any reactor they want. After Chernobyl and TMI, there
ain't gonna be anymore built in the U.S. at least.
----------------(from OED Mini-Dictionary)-----------------
PUNCTUATION - Apostrophe
Incorrect uses: (i) the apostrophe must not be used with a plural
where there is no possessive sense, as in ~tea's are served here~;
(ii) there is no such word as ~her's, our's, their's, your's~.
Confusions: it's = it is or it has (not 'belonging to it'); correct
uses are ~it's here~ (= it is here); ~it's gone~ (= it has gone);
but ~the dog wagged its tail~ (no apostrophe).
----------------(For the Apostrophe challenged)----------------
From a fully deputized officer of the Apostrophe Police!