Re: Suggestion for next Debian release
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 03:52:42 +0100
Carel Fellinger <firstname.lastname@example.org> :
> > > > and here is really no interest in ridiculing anyone and less someone who would formulate constructively his criticism and suggestions ...
>> i really really don't want you to construe this as any kind of xenophobia,
>> but this phrase above just doesn't work in english. i have no idea what you
>> meant to convey by this.
> I admit, I'm no english man, but the sentence you fail to parse seem
> clear as can be to my foreign eyes:) Or were you just kidding?
> To me it says, that we on this list have no interest in ridiculing
> anyone, and especially not someone that formulates his criticism and
> suggestions in a constructive way.
As an editor I spend my life trying to understand what a writer is
trying to say. (That includes writers whose first language is not
Despite decades of practice, the lines marked >>>> defeated me. They