Automation

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue Nov 19 16:06:28 CET 2013


On 19/11/2013 12:59, Alister wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:52:09 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:36 PM, Alister <alister.ware at ntlworld.com>
>> wrote:
>>> the language & nationality is Scottish, the people are Scots & Scotch
>>> is a type of whisky.
>>
>> Hmm, I don't know that it's that clear-cut (other than the drink).
>> Derrick McClure is himself a Scot, and he posted this on Savoynet:
>>
>> https://mailman.bridgewater.edu/pipermail/savoynet/2013-
> August/030264.html
>>
>> Note his use of "Scots" to mean the language. Derrick, I'm cc'ing you in
>> on this: have I been led astray here by misreading your post?
>>
>> ChrisA
>
> To be pedantic the language most Scots speak is English (or at least an
> approximation there of)
>
You need to distinguish between "Scottish English" and "Scots", the
latter being related to English, but isn't English, much as Danish is
related to Swedish, but isn't Swedish.




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