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I remember it the same way, sound quite logical

Prof L

> Ed--
>
> I think I remember asking a teacher this question when I moved from
> elementary school, where grades were Highly Satisfactory (H), Satisfactory
> (S), or Unsatisfactory (U), to junior high, where grades A, B, C, D, F.  She
> (or it could have been a "he") replied that E was not used because some
> school districts or teachers assigned E as the grade which means
> "Excellent."  To avoid any confusion as people moved from district to
> district, F was used.
>
> Caution:  Junior high was so long ago for me that I may be inventing this
> history to fit a convenient rationalization for an otherwise unexplained
> phenomenon.
>
> --Julia
>
> 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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