Subject: Re: I don't understand Lisp From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1998/09/17 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Barry Margolin <email@example.com> | What is the English that both Cockney and American English are dialects of? assuming this was as rhetorical as it seems, why is "the King's/Queen's [British] English" the _obviously_ wrong answer? | If you don't like the "dialect of X" terminology, then perhaps "member of | the X family" would be better, but in my mind they mean the same thing. it seems to mean the same thing only when X = Lisp. otherwise, it makes no sense at all to claim they are the same. English is not a dialect of Germanic, but it is a member of the Germanic language family. neither is English a dialect of Indo-European. #:Erik -- ATTENTION, all abducting aliens! you DON'T need to RETURN them!