Re: The character "@" and gender studies...

From: Barry Caplan (
Date: Fri Oct 25 2002 - 11:47:06 EDT

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    Yes - imagine the burden on open relay mailers when they try to blast spam to ill formed email addresses they harvested!

    Hey wait - maybe this is a *good* idea!


    At 02:12 PM 10/25/2002 +0100, Michael Everson wrote:
    >At 05:31 -0700 2002-10-25, Ramiro Espinoza wrote:
    >>In some latin countries the people involved in gender studies are using the character "@" to mean "a/o".
    >>Example: "Tod@s nosotr@s" (instead of "todos nosotros" -"All of us"-).
    >>They try to give a male and female approach to the spanish generic words.
    >That's pretty horrible. Why don't they just use the letter schwa? :-)
    >Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * *

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