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*.
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