> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert A. Rosenberg [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 4:03 PM
> At 12:12 PM 12/01/1999 -0800, Karl Pentzlin wrote:
> >Are there any U.S. citizens feeling offended when the name
> >of their national language is called "English"
But our national language and the core repository of all our values is
money! So use '$' for American English.
I trust you've heard the one about how Elizabethan English is natively
spoken in some regions of Appalachia?
BTW I notice the MS rollover annotation qualifies the language name with
region (or "standard" for e.g. French and German.)
Does Latin get "SPQR"?
> It is not so much feeling offended as feeling that a dialect
> with a specific region is being used to represent [under the
> .. snipped examples of American and "English" English differences ..
And don't forget the funny accent.
(Yes, it's a pale attempt at humor, late on a Wed.)
-grinning gregg (5 g's! count 'em!)
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