Re: Please RSVP... (was: US-ASCII)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Dec 11 2004 - 18:36:52 CST

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    At 01:12 +0100 2004-12-12, Philippe Verdy wrote:

    >I would not be surprised if this acronym was defined in some
    >internationally accepted set of abbreviations used by telegraphists,
    >so that their clients became exposed to these acronyms when reading
    >telegrams received from their local post office that did not take
    >the time to reconvert these acronyms to full words...

    Nonsense. You might as well try to explain SPQR on the same basis.
    And it ignores the fact that RSVP was printed on posted invitation
    cards; such invitations were not, as a rule, sent by telegraph.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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