Subject: Re: LISP - The Violence of The Dot
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 14 Sep 2002 16:53:59 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* 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

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