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Re: OT: Customs (< USAGE: "draughts")

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, January 26, 2007, 15:34
On 1/26/07, <li_sasxsek@...> wrote:
> > "draught" is only used in cases where the attempt is to look "archaic", or > maybe to make it appear British. Sort of like "olde" which you'd never see > written like that otherwise.
"Ye Olde Guinnesse - On Draughte Heree!" That's as may be; I did admit it was archaic. I simply said it was not extinct in the US.
> Second, your biases are showing - > > please refrain > > from referring to military service, even the conscripted kind, as > > "enslavement", lest we venture into cross -and-crown territory. > > I prefer to use technically-correct termilogy whether it's > politically-correct or not.
Conscripted military service is distinct from slavery in many ways, among them the limited term of service, the existence of payment, and the "option" of going to prison instead of serving. I'm not trying to hold up the military draft as an example of all that is great and good, but the only reason to call it "slavery" is to invite an argument. Whatever your feelings on the matter, such an argument has no place on the conlang list.
> Well, since the receipt goes in my wallet with the bills - at > > the back, not > > intermingled - it works fine for me. Perhaps my behavior in > > this regard is > > somewhat common and was the motivation for the practice. > > Ah, but I don't put receipts in my wallet, and I don't know many who > do. My wallet has enough clutter in it already, and if I was going to put a > receipt in there, I wouldn't want it intermixed among the bills.
I don't intermix them.. as I said, the bills go in the front, the receipts in the back. Anyway, I don't know where else I'd put the receipt if not in my wallet - if I put it in the bag with the merchandise, it'll just get tossed in the rubbish bin as soon as I get home and take the stuff out. You are no doubt more organized than I, and file them or something, but I have no patience for tracking little bits of paper. I much prefer to keep all my data in digital form. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>