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General Chat Thread, Warning...grumpy old manism follows... in General; I have just noticed that Gmail refers to emails as "conversations"...grrrrrrr.... Or am I just being too grumpy......
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    Warning...grumpy old manism follows...

    I have just noticed that Gmail refers to emails as "conversations"...grrrrrrr....

    Or am I just being too grumpy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    I have just noticed that Gmail refers to emails as "conversations"...grrrrrrr....

    Or am I just being too grumpy...
    It entirely depends on whether you get a good back-and-forth going.

    If you do, then it's a conversation regardless of the medium.

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    or is it a dialogue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    I have just noticed that Gmail refers to emails as "conversations"...grrrrrrr....

    Or am I just being too grumpy...
    Maybe Americans use that word to describe 'emails' more than 'email'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    I have just noticed that Gmail refers to emails as "conversations"...grrrrrrr....

    Or am I just being too grumpy...
    Grumpy

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    Well the dictionaries I have looked in (yes I am that sad) define a conversation as being oral communication...

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    I think the word "conversation" was used to refer specifically to the way related emails are threaded together.

    An English (British) option of "natter" would be appreciated though.



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