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"Email Pen Pals" and Snail Mail Pen Pals- what it means and whether there are differences?
Jul 5, 2015 9:26 PM
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"Snail mail penpals are those penpals that communicate with one another through the postal system, rather than on the internet which has become the more common medium." → https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snail_mail
July 5, 2015
Snail mail is a slang term, referring to regular mail sent using a stamp. A snail, (Улитка), is very slow, and it rhymes with e-mail, so that is why this term is used!
July 5, 2015
"Snail mail" is the regular post! Even before the internet, the post was sometimes depicted as a cartoon snail delivering letters...
July 5, 2015
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