AW: AW: AW: OT: what is "AW", was: revlet not only on on-rev? was: some HD fun (Klaus on-rev)
david at dvglasgow.wanadoo.co.uk
Sat Nov 14 11:15:49 CST 2009
I prefer Wikipedia ;-)
..... but of course, there comes a point where Latin tyrants have to
surrender to the democracy of usage.
On 13 Nov 2009, at 5:38 pm, Luis wrote:
> From: Luis <luis at anachreon.co.uk>
> Date: 13 November 2009 9:56:50 am GMT
> To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Subject: Re: AW: AW: AW: OT: what is "AW", was: revlet not only on
> on-rev? was: some HD fun (Klaus on-rev)
> Reply-To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Before I apologised to everyone for incorrectly advising them that
> 'Re' was short for 'Regarding' and 'Referencing' I checked Wiktionary:
> So it goes both ways, Re re.
> On 13 Nov 2009, at 08:42, David Glasgow wrote:
>> And "re" is not an abbreviation of English "regarding" or "reply"
>> but a Latin word meaning "by the thing" (which follows). Aside
>> from in email replies, the most common use is in the law, where
>> cases regarding children will be anonymised to a letter and be
>> reported "Re B"
>> (Sorry to be a trifle nerdy, but I do a lot of courtwork)
>> David Glasgow
>> On 12 Nov 2009, at 10:30 pm, Jacques Haussewrote:
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