Contractions do make you sound like it's your first language

Subject: Contractions do make you sound like it's your first language
From: Peter Sturgeon <prsturgeon -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: John Garison <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 15:24:38 -0500 (EST)

And robots, foreign villains, etc.
> I still say it's a good idea. Example: If you ever saw Star Trek:
> Next
> Generation, and listened to Data (the android), you would have
> noticed
> that he never used contractions. It resulted in something that was
> very
> android-like speech. Correct, but not human.
> My 2¢ (that's 4 now ...)


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