From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 10 2004 - 15:28:59 CST
From: "Kenneth Whistler" <email@example.com>
> On the other hand, for many English speakers, "RSVP" is simply
> learned as an unanalyzed verb, pronounced "aressveepee", meaning
> "send a response to this message". And to castigate such speakers
> for politely prepending a "please" to that verb is a little
> too much, don't you think?
We actually know of a person here who used to refer to a bigwig guest as a
"Very VIP person". I don't think she was corrected for some time -- its
entertaining to let them find out on their own, sometimes....
NLS Collation/Locale/Keyboard Technical Lead
Globalization Infrastructure, Fonts, and Tools
Microsoft Windows International Division
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