Re: more developer identity stuff
>>"Raul" == Raul Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Raul> Actually, I think the problem is the use of hypothetical imperatives.
Raul> [such as: maybe you should ....]
Imperatives are "you must"; "you should" is an suggestion, at
least as I was taught the langiuage. However, usage in Indian may not
be the usage elsewhere in the world.
Raul> This sort of phrasing is frequently used by people who are angry and
Raul> frustrated. So in email, without any emotional context, a person
Raul> seeing those words might think that you were angry.
Well, All I can aver is that I am not making statements like
that in anger. They are what they appear to be: suggestions. (I would
use imperatives if I actually meant that).
Raul> I'm not sure if there's an easy remedy for this kind of thing.
Well, I shall try to be on guard in the future.
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