RE: Grammar Q

Subject: RE: Grammar Q
From: "Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:48:00 -0500

Tim Mantyla wrote:

English is such a mongrel (or muttly, mutt-like or muttish?)
language that there appears to be an exception to *every* rule.


Sometimes it helps to remember that English was essentially created to
facilitate the pickup of Saxon barmaids by Norman soldiers. It still
works pretty well for that application; we only encounter problems when
we try to extend its use beyond the original design.

Gee, where have tech writers heard _that_ excuse before? <G>

Dori Green


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