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Gary wrote:

Years ago when I taught in the Montgomery County, MD, E was the letter
given to a failing grade.


Ed Ketz 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