Re: correct English usage
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- Subject: Re: correct English usage
- From: Indulekha <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 11:05:22 -0500
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> On Tue, 3 Apr 2012 05:29:56 -0500
> Indulekha <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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