[TUHS] Slashes (was: MS-DOS)
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at lemis.com
Thu Jul 7 15:02:42 AEST 2016
On Friday, 1 July 2016 at 21:13:00 -0400, Steve Nickolas wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Jul 2016, Norman Wilson wrote:
>> I suspect Yanks being pedantic about `slash' versus `forward slash'
>> would give an Englishman a stroke.
>> If that's too oblique for some of you, I can't help.
> I think the proper term is "Virgule" anyway. ;)
For some definition of "proper". But it's doubly ambiguous: it's the
French word for comma, and OED states:
A thin sloping or upright line (/, |) occurring in mediæval MSS. as
a mark for the cæsura or as a punctuation-mark (frequently with the
same value as the modern comma).
In modern context, it might apply equally to \\.
Clearly that has even more capacity to confuse.
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