Subject: Re: CLOS is hard. Let's go shopping (Was Re: Lisp in Python) From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 03 Oct 2002 11:08:16 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Coby Beck | Now I have always thought phrases like this should really be "God damned | ignoramus" and the common sounding as "God damn" was just a spoken | affectation. It is the same subjunctive as in "God bless you". | From a functional grammar point of view, it only makes sense as "damned" | ie "you damned-by-God ignoramus". I can't parse it the other way. You don't learn about the subjunctive in the wonderful American educational system anymore, do you? | I like Erik's use of english too, it is often surprising in its structure | but almost always eloquent. Thanks, I appreciate this. | But he makes alot of typos Yeah, it is an unfortunate side-effect of my trying to cut down on my news time. -- 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.