|[AMRadio] Why do some people capitalise "ham"?|
manualman at juno.com
Fri Mar 7 12:59:00 EST 2008
Maybe some are referring to Handheld Amateur Radio or possibly they're
referring to a Host Adapter Module or maybe they just feel proud to be a
HAM. Of course, one could ask why "DX", why "CQ", why W1AW and not w1aw,
Slang is slang; spell it or pronounce anyway you want.
Of course, one could also ask why some don't use a spell checker.
On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 11:41:10 -0600 "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
> Lately, on e-Ham, QRZ.com and elsewhere I see a lot of people spell
> radio" as "HAM radio". Why is this? I never noticed it until the
> last couple
> of years.
> I think it looks dorky as hell. Worse still, when it's just called
> "HAM", as
> "I've been into HAM for several years now."
> "I'm studying for the test so I can get my HAM."
> When I want my HAM, I go to SAFEWAY or KROGERS.
> Believe it or not, I have even seen it spelt "H.A.M."
> Just a minor irritant, but I am beginning to see it all the time
> and wonder
> if anyone else has noticed this and if you find it annoying as I
> Don, k4kyv
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