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eBook 37 21.26%
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:37 AM   #121
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Meh, let's all have some chocolate and read.

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What time do we have to read the books (e-books, eBooks, books) when we're actively debating one of life's mysteries....

p.s. why's it always a book we read, and not a story (or should that be eStory)
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:47 AM   #122
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Well then ... I'm going to have some eChocolate and do some eReading of eStories on my ebook.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:47 AM   #123
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or should that be e-reader !?
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:49 AM   #124
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That's it, I'm going to the John.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:50 AM   #125
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:53 AM   #126
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ebooks in the drop-down menu, eBook in the documentation....And yet we have e-readers

Oh sod it - let's just call 'em books ......
e-readers is incorrect as well for the same reason that e-books is incorrect.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:59 AM   #127
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What time do we have to read the books (e-books, eBooks, books) when we're actively debating one of life's mysteries....

p.s. why's it always a book we read, and not a story (or should that be eStory)
A book might contain a story, but it might not. It might be a cookbook or a non-fiction book. "Book" is the more general term, we might use a more specific if appropriate. We might say "I read a really good book", or if we want to be more specific, we might say "I read a really good short story" or "I read a really good novel."

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That's it, I'm going to the John.
Say hi to John for me! It "the John" sort of like calling Donald Trump "the Donald"?
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:13 AM   #128
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...Say hi to John for me! It "the John" sort of like calling Donald Trump "the Donald"?
I usually think of Donald Trump as the john.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:22 AM   #129
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Wikipedia has it as e-book or ebook.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-book
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:47 PM   #130
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Should that not be the ejohn?
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:51 PM   #131
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Wikipedia has it as e-book or ebook.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-book
Wiki is wrong. e-book is grammatically incorrect. e is not a word, so e-reader is incorrect. The dash has to have two separate words on each side. So e-mail, e-book, e-reader, e-anything is just incorrect.
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Wiki is wrong. e-book is grammatically incorrect. e is not a word, so e-reader is incorrect. The dash has to have two separate words on each side. So e-mail, e-book, e-reader, e-anything is just incorrect.
Isn't eBook incorrect? You do not capitalize in the middle of a word, except for proper nouns.
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Isn't eBook incorrect? You do not capitalize in the middle of a word, except for proper nouns.
Probably, but at least it looks good.
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Regardless is the word is eBook, ebook, or e-book, according to the Oxford Dictionary, whenever you say that word using the pronunciation below, you are speaking US English.

Pronunciation: /ˈēˌbo͝ok/

The pronunciation for British and World English is not the same.

Pronunciation: /ˈiːbʊk/
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