Is a note the same thing as an email?

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  1. TSSTaylor

    TSSTaylor Active Member

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    The Stern staff always refers to emails as notes. Everytime they mention getting or receiving a note I'm picturing it's a handwritten letter or something. Who else refers to emails as notes?
     
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    Lotus Notes
     
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    Post It notes
     
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    I think they are referring to Lotus Notes. But then again who knows. I call an email, an email.
     
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    Lotus Notes does explain. Just seems odd. I will send you a gmail to explain.
     
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    Howard is old.

    [video=youtube;cRBcP6MmE8g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRBcP6MmE8g[/video]
     
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    Notes, messages, letters, memos, it's all the same. And an "e-mail" as a singular noun is awfully stupid. You don't say "I got a mail from the post office today", so why say "I got an e-mail"?

    But yeah they're probably still stuck on creaky old Lotus Notes.
     
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    "I forgot to write Jimmy a note."
     
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    i dont know grammar, but it sounds right to me.
    sure you dont say you got a mail, but you can say you got an e-mail letter, or you got a snail-mail letter. when you describe the type of mail, that changes it. no?

    saying note is gay though
     
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    But exactly! If you say "I got an e-mail message" or "a note by e-mail" you're being completely consistent with "I got a letter in the mail". The same with "an e-mail letter" versus "a postal letter", as you said. What's NOT consistent and what annoys me is the nounification of what WAS an adjectival use -- "I got an e-mail". It's part of the misguided romance-of-the-new that people have with some technologies, placing the FORMAT ahead of the actual thing.

    Same effect with snobs using "film" instead of "movie" (very very stupid in my opinion), or "record" or "CD" or "MP3" instead of "music", etc. It's as dumb as your grandparents asking you to "tape" a TV show on the Tivo for them, for exactly the same reasons!

    "It's not the technology, stupid." (not directed to anyone)
     
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    Here's another example of confusing the medium with the message. How do you feel when people getting your message say they received "a tweet" or "a Facebook" or "an RSS" from you?

    They received a message or other form of communication from you -- the medium by which it was delivered is ENTIRELY incidental.

    I hope you enjoyed reading this Dawg.
     
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    "Dear Howard, I received your carrier pigeon note and am happy to respond..."
     
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    whats his face the cox husband said he was amazed at the way benjy passed "notes" to howard