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Re: Comments on Working Draft 26-July-96

From: Lee Daniel Crocker <lcrocker@calweb.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1996 15:39:49 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199609032239.PAA10945@web1.calweb.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
> Disc is definitely British, disk is definitely American.

It's not that simple.  Even in the US, CDs are "compact discs",
floppies are "disks", hard drives can be either (but are more
often "disks" when made in the US).  The cartilege between your
vertebrae is a disc, cars have disc brakes, but generally flat
circular things like Frisbees are "disks".  Unless they're not.

Isn't English wonderful?

Lee Daniel Crocker <lee@piclab.com>
Received on Thursday, 5 September 1996 12:34:02 UTC

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