Re: Pardon my language! [Re: Dia extensions]

On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Alan Horkan wrote:

Thanks in advance. Excuse me if my written English is bad (my spoken
English is worse :-) )

You should here my spanish, learnt almost entirely from cartoons and
other tv programs (the Bee guy in the simpsons) or cobbled together
badley with the help of babelfish

Ai, Ai, Ai, No es beuno!
Me guesta tequila.

Isn't it funny how only those non-native English speakers whose English
is quite good apologizes for their bad English? :)

Must ....
resist ...
temptation ...
to take
piss out of Americans.

a) Every spelling flame must contain at least one spelling eror.
b) I'm not a native English speaker either.

Most days my English is pretty poor too.  The important thing is to be
understood, different people speak English in different ways.  Language
is not fixed, languages change and grow.  English today is nothing like
it was in Shakespears time and the dictionary is fairly modern invention.

Thou art correct in thy writings; verily, the tongue of yore now greatly is
misshapen and altered beyond our ken.

Larry Niven (I think it was) has an interesting little story about this,
comparing Shakespearean English, current English, and extrapolated 24th
century English.

enough offtopic ramblings from me

Oh, right.  Sorry.


Lars Clausen (| Hårdgrim of Numenor
"I do not agree with a word that you say, but I   |----------------------------
will defend to the death your right to say it."   | Where are we going, and
    --Evelyn Beatrice Hall paraphrasing Voltaire  | what's with the handbasket?

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