Subject: Re: PART TWO: winning industrial-use of lisp: Re: Norvig's latest paper on Lisp From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 21:29:25 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * James A. Crippen | Almost all other languages do not special case capitalization of pronouns, | thus they're only capitalized at the beginning of a sentence. The exception | is typically for reference to the Christian deity. Well, Norwegian has a formal version of the second person singular pronouns that correspond to the second person plural pronouns. They are capitalized in this version (De, Dem, Deres). Our "schools" have actively discouraged politeness and formal forms of expression for about 30 years and hence few under 40 know what it means when someone uses these terms. Our most ignorant young have sometimes been known to believe it was the plural form and have failed to understand when they were addressed. -- Guide to non-spammers: If you want to send me a business proposal, please be specific and do not put "business proposal" in the Subject header. If it is urgent, do not use the word "urgent". If you need an immediate answer, give me a reason, do not shout "for your immediate attention". Thank you.