Yow... "vitriolic in his adamance" -- quite a cameo!
While I voted for e-mail, I am beginning to wonder if I'm doomed to be on the losing side. I'm also losing the doughnut wars to dew-nuts (spelled donuts).
I'm an editorial director for a Web company that distributes sponsored links, so issues of hyphenation dart out at me all the time. My personal preference is for "e-mail," agreeing wholly with the argument that "electronicmail," from which "e-mail" is contracted, is stupid.The constraints of my medium, however, demand acceptance of the non-hyphenated version. With listing text limited to 40 characters per title and 190 characters per description, every space is precious. Sacrificing the "e-mail" hyphen is an acceptable solution when every character counts.
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