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From   Lee Sieswerda <Lee.Sieswerda@tbdhu.com>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: RE: l. on st. (language on statalist)
Date   Tue, 1 Apr 2003 11:37:51 -0500

I, unfortunately, am only an amateur pedant, and prone to mistakes. I lay
the blame for my lack of language education squarely on the baby boomer
generation and their feel-good whole language movement.  :-)

After the revolution... we'll name you Chief of Pedantry, Nick.

Lee


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Nick Cox [SMTP:n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk]
> Sent:	Tuesday, April 01, 2003 3:54 AM
> To:	statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject:	st: RE: RE: RE: l. on st. (language on statalist)
> 
> Lee Sieswerda
> 
> > Its time to start lobbying our school boards to reinstate Latin and
> Greek and
> > proper English usage into the school curriculum! Many will stand in
> our
> > way, but damn the torpedoes (really, tethered mines), back to
> Fowler's
> > poetical 1908 King's English, I say!
> 
> The authors of "The King's English" (understand that at the time
> the sovereign of Britain was Edward VII) presumably explain somewhere
> the difference between "It's" (contraction of "it is") and "Its"
> (possessive).
> 
> > Not that such things would ever appear on Statalist, except in jest.
> 
> There is no rule on Statalist on which languages may be used by
> posters. Although English is the most widely used language in
> statistical science, there have been postings in, and incidental
> use of, many other languages, including American.
> 
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
> 
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