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Re^4: Password request (*sandy*)

by thezip (Vicar)
on May 18, 2015 at 15:57 UTC ( #1127020=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Password request (*sandy*)
in thread Password request

Whether he meant to be funny is not the point. This is a hysterical thread whether intentional or not.


(thezip does not forget the smiley!)

*My* tenacity goes to eleven...

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Re^5: Password request (*sandy*)
by chacham (Prior) on May 19, 2015 at 13:00 UTC

    Nope, i meant it. The poll idea i posted was driven by by a few things lately: A friend related to me a few of his annoyances with people speaking English incorrectly, who/whom included, Old Time Radio's Superman English terms and pronunciations of note, including phrases such as, "who knows whom," and my followup by reading some of the rules. So, when i read the statement, i wondered which was the correct word, and come to the (incorrect) conclusion. I posted it because techies are often notorious for exact word usage, and was hoping to be corrected if wrong. I have not been disappointed. :)

      "...annoyances with people speaking English incorrectly"

      Perhaps this is a totally wrong approach?

      I suggest reading Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

      Who speaks "correct" English? Squire Trelawney? Doctor Livesay? Long John Silver? Or one of the other buccaneers?

      Next step: Read The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler. Perhaps this book will drive you insane. Or that book? Or it might?

      "...who/whom included..."

      See who and whom in Swan page 612 ff: "Whom is unusual in modern informal English".

      For variations see at the same place. Or is it deviations, or even aberrations?

      I'll take a look at my flashcard tonight.

      Just some thoughts. Best regards, Karl

      «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

        Perhaps this is a totally wrong approach?

        "Totally wrong?" For him or for me? He was expressing his pet peeves and probably has no notion of perlmonks. I, whether consciously or not, had it in my head to learn the difference and when i saw the post, it bothered me enough to read about it. Then i posted what i thought, as a thought.

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