Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Sat Feb 22 02:32:16 CET 2003
Alex Martelli wrote:
> Sez you. Walk into any bar and order "a coke". What will they
> serve you? Oh you say they can't HEAR you miscapitalized it? Well,
> well -- what a surprise! OK, say the din in the bar is so
> terrible you have to jot down your order on paper -- do you
> really think the bartended will be nonplussed if you write
> A COKE
> a coke
> rather than painfully mixing case? Human beings aren't really
> case-sensitive, unless they're being deliberately pedantic for
> the purpose of irking you...
Again, you're simply ignoring the situations in which such confusions
can happen. If I post to Usenet and talk about "buying some coke," it
may indeed very unclear from context whether I mean a soft drink or an
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