Thursday, August 14, 2014


I've often wondered why Web addresses shown as ".com" are called DOT COM rather than PERIOD COM or even more correctly POINT COM.

Click here for a link to a Grammarphobia article which shows I am not the only one who has wondered.

Les heard my giving my telephone number on a message and he asked, "Why do you say 0 in 5-0-5, but say "ZERO" in 6-ZERO-x7?" I didn't realize I was doing it that way, but since he brought it to my attention, I am self-conscious about it now and invariably make a mistake. I should be British and say ZED! (CLICK HERE to see the article about why we say "zee" and they say "zed")

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You say tuh-may-toe and I say; oh, yes, I also say tuh-may-toe! ML