DIF

Roger Whitehead rgw at office-futures.com
Sat Apr 4 03:53:40 EST 1998


In article <98Apr3.131902mst.54146 at ed.oldscollege.ab.ca>, Will Neily wrote:
> DIF = day temp < night temp)

So it's just short for "difference", then? If that's so, capitalizing it 
serves only to confuse, making people think it's an acronym.

Also, whatever the regal Mr Heins's other claims to fame may be, he certainly 
didn't invent "dif(f)"; it's been used by engineers, and others, for 
generations. "What's the diff" has been in common English use for as long as 
I can remember.

Regards,

Roger

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