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From:BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Saturday, September 9, 2000, 18:10
>>Tom Wier: >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... /BP 8^)> -- B.Philip Jonsson (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. ;)