CHAT: SV: Re: CHAT: silly names, prepositions
|Date:||Tuesday, March 20, 2001, 18:39|
My name is also David, but I usually use my nick or my initials.
Från: David Peterson <DigitalScream@...>
Till: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU <CONLANG@...>
Datum: den 20 mars 2001 19:10
Ämne: Re: CHAT: silly names, prepositions
>In a message dated 3/20/01 9:32:28 AM, dstokes@BLOOMINGTON.IN.US writes:
><< But Canada is part of America, the continent that is.
>What bugs me is when people use "America" to refer to the "United
>States". Probably my geology education causing me to think in terms of
>land masses and not countries. But it looks like I'm fighting a losing
>battle on this one, since its in common use and there's not much I can
>do about it. :)
>I hope I don't insult anyone with the above. I just wanted to share my
>own linguistic peculiarity, not step on toes.
>Who is this David!??!? I thought I was the only David! Do I have to change
>my name now? Oh, worry, worry... When there were four Davids in one of my
>Environmental Science classes last year, I changed my name to Jenesis.
>Should that awful resurface again? I think it shall.
>Since everyone has cool quotes down here: "The blue bus is calling us, driver
>where you takin' us..."