Re: Redneck step of the day...

Subject: Re: Redneck step of the day...
From: Leslie Turriff <jlturriff -at- centurytel -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:20:50 -0600

On Thursday 17 December 2009 18:04:10 Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare,
consultant) wrote:
[snip]
> MY question is, why did English not develop a word so obviously needed
> that every region has its version or the word, and they are all
> considered improper?
>
> Sincerely,
> Madelyn Boudreaux

If I remember correctly, Ye Olde English (e.g. Elisabethan and before) had
separate words for singular and plural pronouns, much like French and German
still do, but these were dropped as the language became more modernized and
streamlined. Now these ambiguities are being corrected once more, and may
eventually even become "standard" usage.

Leslie
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Re: Redneck step of the day...: From: Janice Gelb
RE: Redneck step of the day...: From: Brian.Henderson
RE: Redneck step of the day...: From: Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)

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