RE: Flags and Language icons (was: Re: Official ISO 3166

From: Reynolds, Gregg (
Date: Wed Dec 01 1999 - 18:02:21 EST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert A. Rosenberg []
> 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
> associated
> 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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