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    Re: Easy Lunars in 1790
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2006 Apr 30, 03:12 EDT

    I wrote earlier:
    > Speaking of   peculiar terminology,
    > you've probably noticed that Margetts (also a few  years  later, Norie)
    > uses "formulae" to refer to fill-in worksheets  or work forms
    > (formulae --forms, I suppose).
    
    You replied:
    >  No, formulae = formulas. Its just an alternate spelling.
    
     yeah.  I was talking about the usage of the word FORM versus "formula".
    Have you ever  filled out a "tax formula"?? Possibly it's an American English
    versus other  Englishes thing. Do you yourself refer to a sheet with fill-in
    blanks as a  "formula" or do you call that a "form"? Two hundred years ago,
    navigators  refered to fill-in worksheets as "formulae". Today we call those
    "forms".  Nothing important, of course...
    
    -FER
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N  72.1W.
    www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars
    
    
    

       
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