[LINK] grammar nazis
tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Thu Oct 26 13:10:40 AEST 2006
On 26/10/2006, at 12:42 PM, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> English is a living language, and demands the bending and reforming
> of rules. There was a time when the acronym 'LASER' was the only
> way to spell 'laser'. Times change.
When I were a lud and still doing physics, LASER was the optical
equivalent of a MASER. After it was invented, and after we got over
the initial astonishment, we wondered what possible use it could be
and considered it a rather interesting curiosity.
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