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Own goal might be an example of language that is regionally but not
globally understood. Traditional American sports don't feature own
goals, so folks from the USA need to know the soccer connection.
P.S. Love Cornwall. But, it's rained most times I've been.
From: techwr-l-bounces+sean -dot- brierley=ipc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com <snip>
BTW, in the message that started this, Dori Green wrote:
> Everybody who makes their living using language really should take it
> themselves to become informed about sexist and racist language, and
> it from their vocabulary.
and in another message scored a wonderful own goal:
> If somebody doesn't like something I say or the way I say it, that's
> fine. But play nice, sheesh.
Thereby committing blasphemy and probably offending a lot more than
would be offended by the use of "rule of thumb"!
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