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st: RE: RE: RE: RE: l. on st. (language on statalist)
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.
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> From: Nick Cox [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 3:54 AM
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> 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
> > way, but damn the torpedoes (really, tethered mines), back to
> > 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"
> > 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.
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