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21 October 2005 @ 03:18 pm
must know! question for the web mind.  
Can anyone tell me quickly whether the Chicago Manual of Style--15th edition--has a rule for using "e-mail" as a verb? (E.g., "Always use 'send e-mail' rather than 'e-mail' as a verb...")
 
 
 
WE WILL SEE AT THE END OF LIFE, NO?tsamm on October 21st, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
I could well be wrong, but I don't think it does -- or at least I don't see it in the usage chapter or in the index. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate 11th lists e-mail as either a noun or a verb.
Anna S.eliade on October 21st, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *kiss*
the_shoshannathe_shoshanna on October 22nd, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
I'm in Chicago and my CMS is in Montreal, so I can't look it up, but I can suggest that UChicagoPress's search-the-manual page is the place to look for any mentions of the subject, in case the index isn't fully complete or helpful. (Although I'd search for "e-mail," "email," and "mail," just because you never know how search functions are handling hyphens . . . ) If that turns up nothing, you can be pretty damn sure the manual doesn't mention the subject.
decarnin: Liberty Justice - Westmindecarnin on October 22nd, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
(E.g., "Always use 'send e-mail' rather than 'e-mail' as a verb...")

No clue, but if they do say that, they're tragically out of date! :-)