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Re: Case insensitivity ad nauseum

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Case insensitivity ad nauseum
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 16:59:17 -0500 (EST)

Jim.Hyslop writes:
> >From the time we first learned to read, we have never considered the case of
> a word to be significant in determining the identity of an object being
> referred to.

That simply is not true, there are times when case is significant.  The
words "Polish" and "polish", for example.  Likewise, "Catholic" and

> My name is Jim. My name is also JIM. If you're talking about
> me, then it doesn't matter whether you spell my name "Jim," "JIM," or any of
> the other six variations involving case: the label that you apply to me is
> not case-sensitive.

You must not have had a very good grade-school English teacher; mine
would have insisted that only "Jim" is correct.

-Larry Jones

Whatever it is, it's driving me crazy! -- Calvin

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