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underline/underscore
Do the two words mean the same thing?
Or:
1. underline = a line directly under letters,
words, etc.?
2. underscore = a line underneath between
letters? between___words
Thank you.
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Paco2004[url=http://www.answers.com/underscore&r=67 ] Answers.Com[/url] says:



  • underscore (computer technology)



  • The underscore character (_) is often used to make file, field and variable names more readable when blank spaces are not allowed. For example, NOVEL_1A.DOC, FIRST_NAME and Start_Routine.


  • Many Japanese call (_) as an underbar. I often see Japanese women drinking and writing an underbar into their e-mail at an underbar in Tokyo.

    paco

    Koreans also call it that.
OK now, Paco-- what's an underbar in Tokyo? I know nomiyas and izakayas and snacks, but I don't know underbars.
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Hello Mr Micaweber

"Underbar" for (_) is kind of Japanglish and Coreanglish. I think "underbar" for "underground bar" (chika sakaba) is Swenglish (Swedish-English). But there is indeed a bar named [url=http://local.yahoo.co.jp/static/place/a113/clu443.html ]"Underbar"[/url] in Shibuya.
paco
Thanks Paco-- maybe we can meet there for a drink sometime, eh?
Good morning. MM

Thank you for the kind proposal. But I have a problem that I get soon sleepy even with a bit of drink. So...

Enjoy the cool weather today!

paco
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Hello MM, paco
..oh please let me join in your boon company, too..!

With my warmest regards,

Roro
I don't think Paco wants to meet me, Roro-- he knows that non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Maybe you can convince him to let his hair down.
I cannot resist my desire to quote:
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After all, everyone has a natural propensity for flying, and I have known grave, sober folk fill themselves up in the evening with nothing but champagne, as a serviceable gas to help them rise aloft in the night, both air balloon and the balloon's passenger.

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The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr
by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Cheers,
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A German might say it's WUNDERBARR,

lol
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