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.
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