From: Lizard Blizzard
Subject: Re: OT: Patent-Compatible TIFF Viewer for IE5.50 ???
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 16:52:50 -0700
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Jim Thompson wrote:
> What operating system?
Well, the BSOD is a dead giveaway that it's NT.
One of the guys was chortling as he read the news this morning. I
haven't read it yet but he said that a telephone company wants Microsoft
to stop using their trademarked NT in their OS name. Well, hell, why
didn't they say so 10 or 12 years ago when NT started to become
popular? Ain't it a bit late to quibble over it now?
NT = Northern Telecom. :-o
> ...Jim Thompson
----------------(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!