Worldwide English (was Re: Python is better than free (was Re: G
tnaran at direct.ca
Fri Oct 5 17:00:30 CEST 2001
"Mikael Olofsson" <mikael at isy.liu.se> wrote in message
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> On 05-Oct-2001 Steve Holden wrote:
> > Well, I could even take exception to the word "it", since there are
> > different Englishes.
> The following is hearsay:
> An English royalty is said to have claimed "English is not a worldwide
> language - bad English is."
The proper term for a singular member of the English royalty is 'royal'.
"... is said to have claimed..." is better written as "...supposedly
claimed.." The passive voice is poor style.
The '-' is properly written as '--' with no spaces on either side.
So, your revised statement would be:
An English Royal supposedly claimed: "English is not a worldwide
language--bad english is."
I now return you to our regularly scheduled GPL war...
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