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Anne Wilson 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 
ramblings.....

:-)

Anne
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