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Re: correct English usage

you wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Apr 2012 05:29:56 -0500
> Indulekha <indulekha@theunworthy.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Are all these distionnaries wrong?
>> >
>> There is nothing wrong with your English or those definitions, 
>> they're just obscure and have fallen out of popular usage. I've 
>> frequently observed that people for whom English is a second 
>> language are more literate that the average American. 
> There IS something wrong with his English, and several have tried to
> explain it -- he's using a word contrary to its established common
> meaning. If he's more interested in impressing dictionary editors than
> in conveying his idea, more power to him. Otherwise, he should accept
> the explanation offered by native speakers.
> It's pretty arrogant to suggest that native speakers of another
> language are less literate than you, because your own understanding
> differs from theirs.

Well, my understanding is that of an English-speaking American. So, 
shall I fetch a stepladder so you can get down from that high horse?

Having known many people from many countries over the decades, I 
am quite confident that what I said is true.

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