Wednesday, 10 September 2014


I have seen them all!

A friend has used the name of Alexander the Great's horse as basis for her email.

Bucephalus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Many seem to regard their own name as sacrosanct - no matter how complex it may be to spell or to convey on the phone...... 

Or how easily it is to confuse with different letters and numbers.See below list.
Certain numbers and / letters should not be used!

Just one example: NEVER use the lower case of the letter L: it is identical essentially with the number 1

The number seven is too close to the number one: remember how the Europeans write the number one!?

There are scores of no - nos:
The most infamous is the bane of the modern world: the ZERO and letter O.
Or Letters O  D Q

S 5 
5 6 
G 6
i,  Capital I  and the umber one 1

Problems continue and are deemed out of the realm of this simple fun analysis.

I tell you when I tried to swap emails with my cousin in Hungary some years ago, I was befuddled that the ubiquitous @ was designated as 'WORM' in Hungarian!

There is not much one can do about this except wonder how a standard shopping list entity became the basis of a new character in the world of emails.

Maybe wars could be declared as a result of  grievances over perceived insults?

Why, if Jihad is now configured as a mere struggle by the Muslims - I do not fancy trying to swap email addresses with them.

  1. Bucephalus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Bucephalus or Bucephalas (c. 355 BC – June 326 BC) was the horse of Alexander the Great, and one of the most famous actual horses of antiquity. Ancient ...

Ever tried long division in Roman numerals?
How did they survive for maybe 1000 years? It was in spite of Roman numerals

  1. Anyone ever seen Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious  as basis of an email?

  2. I think the possibility exists

  3. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Wikipedia, the free ...
    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious was first added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 1986 and, as of March 2014, does not appear in the Merriam-Webster ...
  1. ENJOY!!
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Geoff Seidner

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