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    Re: Forms in 1790
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2006 Apr 30, 17:57 +1000

    No, agree its nothing important. I wonder if 'form' isn't an abbreviation,
    and is derived from formula ?
    
    Frank Reed you wrote:
    >  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...
    
    
    

       
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