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Re: USAGE: number concord in AmE, again

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Sunday, June 23, 2002, 9:17
On Sun, 23 Jun 2002 00:55, Muke Tever wrote:
> From: "Philip Newton" <Philip.Newton@...> > > > On 22 Jun 02, at 7:48, Christopher B Wright wrote: > > > Reminds me of the Rory award for the most gratuitous use of the word > > > "Belgium" in a serious film. (Read _Life, the Universe, and Everything_ > > > by Douglas Adams if you didn't recognize that, and if you did, well, > > > um, read it again.) > > > > I've seen at lease two versions. One uses "Belgium", another uses a > > "four-letter word". (Not sure whether those correspond to UK and US > > editions of the book; and I don't remember which version was the > > bowdlerised one.) > > The Americans got "Belgium". I havent seen the UK version but I understand > it uses 'f*ck' directly.
Can confirm that. I've _got_ the UK version - copyright domains or somesuchlike thing makes Australasia part of the UK copyright domain, or so it seems - and yes, it does have "f*ck*. Wesley Parish
> > *Muke!
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