Alister alister.ware at
Fri Nov 15 21:45:42 CET 2013

On Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:12:27 +0000, Alister wrote:

> On Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:53:58 +0000, Neil Cerutti wrote:
>> On 2013-11-15, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at>
>> wrote:
>>> On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:03:44 +0000, Alister wrote:
>>>> As a native of England I have to agree it is far to arrogant to
>>>> expect everyone else to be able to speak good English when I can
>>>> barley order a beer in any other language. (even or especially in the
>>>> USA)
>>> Apparently you can "barley" write UK English either :-)
>>> No offence intended, I just thought that was an amusing error to make.
>>> The word you're after is "barely", barley is a grain similar to wheat
>>> or oats. Also "far too arrogant".
> Damn Spell checker, at least it chose a good pun I could almost get away
> with claiming it was deliberate ;-)
> But also proves the point that if an Englishman can make simple mistakes
> after nearly half a century of usage then the no native speakers should
> be admired for doing as well as they do,
>> I just learned about this kind of error yesterday while browsing the
>> programming reddit!
> except I was not correcting/criticising a grammatical error but
> defending those than make them.

and if you haven't seen it before :-

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in 
waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht 
the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl 
mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn 
mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

	one who tells an unpleasant truth.
		-- Oliver Herford

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