Still off topic. Deal with it. [was Re: Got a Doubt ! Wanting for your Help ! Plz make it ASAP !]

Jussi Piitulainen jpiitula at ling.helsinki.fi
Wed Nov 27 10:47:11 CET 2013


Steven D'Aprano writes:

> On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:24:16 -0800, Rick Johnson wrote:
> 
> > Although i would strongly prefer for him to choose ubiquitous
> > definitions *over* regional definitions when posting to internet
> > forums, i would have happily ignored this thread had it not been
> > for Stevens emotional plea of:
> > 
> >     "As this is an international forum, it behoves [sic] us all to
> >     make allowances for slight difference in dialect."
> 
> Please don't mislabel my correctly spelt words with "sic" just
> because your regional variation of the Queens English uses a
> different spelling.

Don't you know POTUS's Kenyan? [/joke]

(Well done about "behove". I knew the word is FORMAL[*] but I had no
idea that the variant spelling I knew was a regionalism. "Queen's",
though. :)

[*] Not shouting. Imitating the small caps that COBUILD uses for such
labels.



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