[uf-discuss] Re: [citation] citation root element

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri Jan 12 15:32:54 PST 2007

In message <86ejpz3kur.fsf at rakim.cfhp.org>, Edward O'Connor
<hober0 at gmail.com> writes

>> The pedant in me says that "cite" is a verb and not really
>> appropriate to label something that is a noun.
>IIRC, this is a usage difference between en-US and en-GB, though I
>can't remember which one takes which position in this case.

The Oxford English Dictionary (usually taken as the definitive reference
for UK English) gives the noun 'Cite' as a US variant of "citation",
first noted in 1957.

I can't give a URL, as I have access to a subscription-only version.

Andy Mabbett


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