Subject: Re: LISP - The Violence of The Dot From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 14 Sep 2002 16:53:59 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Daniel Barlow | Or possibly she was English. In English English, the end-of-sentence marker | is typically called a "full stop" (as opposed to, I believe, "period") You probably mean Bwitish English. | Perhaps you don't consider English people to be native speakers of English, | though. You mean the people who cannot pronounce the 'R' sound except where it should not be pronounced? I mean, I have BBC World, and they talk about restoring lore and awder in countries in Africar and Asiar in a state of emegency, brewring with violent dissent. It has been getting worse, too, so somebody over on that island must be considering their speech impediment some sort of fetish. To make matters even worse, it is not uncommon to find uniquely British misspellings that reflect their mispronunciation. People write "supprise" and "surport", and the unchecked spread of mispronunciation to countries that have no history of similar speech impediments is about to cause an even greater disparity between spelling and pronunciation in English. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.