|[AMRadio] Why do some people capitalise "ham"?|
w5jo at brightok.net
Fri Mar 7 14:46:48 EST 2008
You made me wonder, so I grabbed my Webster's University Dictionary and
looked up the definition of
Sure enough the last definition was, are you ready, "Informal". A
licensed amateur radio operator.
So guys, we are in the dictionary.
> Lately, on e-Ham, QRZ.com and elsewhere I see a lot of people spell
> "ham 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 in
> "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 do.
> Don, k4kyv
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