Ten rules to becoming a Python community member.
monaghand.david at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 23:55:10 CEST 2011
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:13:10 -0700 (PDT), rantingrick
<rantingrick at gmail.com> wrote:
>If conciseness is all you seek then perhaps you prefer the following?
>ORIGINAL: "I used to wear wooden shoes"
>CONCISE: "I wore wooden shoes"
>ORIGINAL: "I have become used to wearing wooden shoes"
>CONCISE: "I like wearing wooden shoes"
>However as you can see much of the rich information is missing.
Indeed. Neither of your two concise examples has the same meaning of the
>Good communication requires that we use clear and articulate words (and
>phrases) that will re-create a similar thought (if not perfect clone of!)
>in the mind of your listener[s].
Different phrasings of all but the most basic sentences often have subtle
differences of meaning which native speakers intend and understand. 1984 has
been and gone. Shame on you!
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