OT: Then and than [WAS: chroot to oldlinux...]
grumpypenguin at qwest.net
Tue Sep 26 20:40:10 UTC 2006
On Tuesday 26 September 2006 09:37 am, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 17:17 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Tuesday 26 September 2006 04:31, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > > In my defense, English is not my primary language
> > It never ceases to amaze me how well people can communicate about
> > technical issues in a language that is not their native language.
> > Mistakes sometimes, yes, but almost always understandable as a whole.
> > There are many people on most lists who *do* have English as their native
> > language, but make as many mistakes.
> > I would feel extremely proud if I could communicate in any language other
> > than English to the standard that many second-language people manage
> > here.
> > Anne
> > --
> As much as I enjoy having my ego stroked (and God knows I do ;)), we (as
> in non-English-speaking citizens of the world) all live in an
> Internet-connected world that uses English, use computers which prefer
> English, write software in English-based computer language(s) that's
> being sold to English speaking customers... we all hear English speaking
> music and watch English speaking movies.
> In short, whether we like it or not, we require good English skills on a
> daily basis.
> Never the less, thanks ;)
My Daddy always said "Never make fun of someone who speaks broken
English...chances are he speaks another language too"
> - Gilboa
Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice Doggy" While you look for a rock..Will
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