|From:||BP Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 9, 2000, 18:10|
>Normally instead of correcting people, I simply repeat the phrase or
>word in question in the next statement I make somewhere, so as to let
>them know, hopefully somewhat subtly.
The way Marcus Aurelius recommended himself! Alas this kind of people
never understand subtlety...
>I find it obnoxious that people sometimes take this to be pretension: I
>see it as honoring and respecting people who speak a different language
>than I do by showing interest in them in this way, not as being somehow
>"correct" in my pronunciation, since there is no objective meaning to
>that word anyways.
I agree, but I always also get this negative reaction...
B.Philip Jonsson mailto:bpX@netg.se mailto:melrochX@mail.com (delete X)
"Truth, Sir, is a cow which will give [skeptics] no more milk,
and so they are gone to milk the bull."
-- Sam. Johnson (no rel. ;)