Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/22

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Subject: Reply to R.W. Hemingway's thought....
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 17:07:03 -0500

I would be inclined to say "ditto"- I don't mind fractured English; English
is a wonderfully resilient means of communication and can take considerable
punishment before becoming unintelligible. That's probably why it is almost
universal. The complainers might stop and consider- that the writer about
whom they complain can usually speak/write English better than the
complainer can read/write Swedish/ Dutch/ French/ et al.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Richard W. Hemingway <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, 21 November, 1997 5:54 PM
Subject: Really mad!

>I have heard that some  LUGGERS have been complaining about English
>language usage by  LUGGERS who are writing in English, which is their
>second or maybe their  third or fourth language.
>This is intolerable.  How many of you who have been complaining have ever
>tried to write world wide in the language which is not your native
>language??? This takes alot of guts.  You should be ashamed of
>yourselves! My advice to you is get the heck off the LUG.
>I haven't been this mad for a long time.  I don't know how much of a
>problem this is, hopefully not much.
>Richard Hemingway
>Norman, OK