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RANT: 'Cause' != 'Because' Re: Changing Language in a Modern Era

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Thursday, July 11, 2002, 1:47
If you're going to refuse to write 'because', can you please at least
use 'coz' or ''cause' (or even 'cuz', which I've seen, but always
reminds me of 'cud')? Coz the two words are pronounced nothing alike for
me and cause me to have extreme difficult in working out what you meant,
requiring a second, third, fourth or even fifth reading before
I can work it out, but your job, as a writer, is to make it as easy as
possible for me, the reader, to understand you.

(If you wondered, it's 'cause' /ko:z/ but because /b@cOz/. And if it
appears to be wrong, I'm more likely to assume the word was 'course'
(/ko:s/) for some reason or another.)


On Thu, 2002-07-11 at 10:03, Abrigon Gusiq wrote:
> I remember reading years ago, that cause of our modern written language, > that the language is less likely to change as fast as it once did, or > not change at all. But anyone find anything to the contrary? Seems that > lingos change at much the same rate as it does without writting/TV and > like? > > Mike > Alaska


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>