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st: RE: RE: RE: RE: l. on st. (language on statalist)

From   Lee Sieswerda <[email protected]>
To   "'[email protected]'" <[email protected]>
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.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Nick Cox [SMTP:[email protected]]
> Sent:	Tuesday, April 01, 2003 3:54 AM
> To:	[email protected]
> 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
> [email protected]
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