cannewilson at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 3 15:31:54 UTC 2009
On Tuesday 03 February 2009 14:06:40 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On 03/02/09 09:13, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Tuesday 03 February 2009 13:27:15 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> >> On 03/02/09 03:23, Anne Wilson wrote:
> >>> It's the English users part of gmail - there
> >>> is/was some legal wrangle that stopped them giving out gmail addresses
> >>> too English users.
> >> :g/English/s//British/g
> > :
> > :-) Probably so, but I don't claim to speak for Scots, Welsh and Gaelic-
> > speakers :-)
> Nice try Anne, but no cigar. "English" in this context clearly refers to
> the country, not the language. And of course the putative legal hiccup
> with the Gmail name is extensive to all of the UK.
It was of course perfectly true for the country, though I accept the rest of
your statement :-)
> Don't sweat it. I constantly nag my English friends when they do this
> (which they do all the time), just to see them look apologetic :-)
Hey, it didn't bother me. I simply hadn't thought whether it applied to the
whole UK, but of course it was likely to. For the purpose of the explanation
it didn't seem worth careful examination :-)
I'm more careful when the statement could have some effect, but my
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