Test message, and apology for the downtime

Paul Andinach pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Wed Mar 21 21:18:46 EST 2001


On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Bill Edminster wrote:

> > On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, otheng wrote:
> >
> > When you do that, search for rec.arts.books.childrens (with an 's'
> > at the end). They make that mistake even in their own FAQ :-)

>   It's not a mistake for librarians (which I am now) or booksellers
> (which I've been).  Just consider it unavoidable jargon until "kids"
> replaces the irregular plural "children."

I think that a fundamental part of understanding why it's called
rec.arts.books.childrens is realizing that newsgroup names aren't
permitted to contain apostrophes.

Paul
-- 
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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