Does '!=' equivelent to 'is not'

MRAB google at
Thu Jun 19 01:19:54 CEST 2008

On Jun 18, 9:43 pm, Lie <Lie.1... at> wrote:
> On Jun 19, 2:51 am, Paul McGuire <pt... at> wrote:
> > On Jun 18, 2:22 pm, Lie <Lie.1... at> wrote:
> > > I'm not a native English speaker, although I think my parents would
> > > have liked me to be more straightforward when talking, cause I tend to
> > > say things like "possibly", "maybe", "probably", and other ambiguous
> > > expressions to the extent that it has frustrated them now and then.
> > Well, at least you *talk* to your parents!  Mostly what I get from my
> > kids is, "can I borrow 10 dollars?"
> lol, I rarely initiate the talk to my parents unless I have to, they
> usually starts talking first which I usually responded with the
> ambiguous statements. Well, in fact, I rarely initiate a talk with
> anybody, it's my nature to keep myself in the shade until I have to be
> in the light.
"'Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's
mouth and remove all doubt." - Samuel Johnson. :-)

> But I never asked for money up straight like that though.

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