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Ed:

Here at the University of Kentucky, we do use "E" rather than "F" as a
designator of a failing grade.

Walt
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At 06:26 AM 1/6/98 -1000, you wrote:
>Welcome to 00-2 Folks,
>
>Hope your holidays were everything they were supposed to be.  Last night -
>near abouts 2 AM - I woke up with a VERY strange question running through
>the unexplored region twixt my ears.  I have no idea why this particular
>question woke me up, but this is the LAST time I will pig out on
>jalapeno-chilli-cheese burritos while watching Babylon 5 in the wee hours!
>Here's the question:  Where did the practice of assigning the letters A, B,
>C, D, and F as grades come from?  Why don't we use the E?
>
>Any insights would be appreciated.
>
>Ed.
>"It's not the bullet with my name on it that worries me.  It's the one
>addressed "To Whom it May Concern." Anonymous
>
>
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Walt Barlow
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University of Kentucky
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