English Like?

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Fri May 26 13:03:14 CEST 2017


"The Colonies" . . . err . . . Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the 
Falklands, Gibraltar and St. Helena . . .

Or do you mean the erstwhile colonies? And how erstwhile do you mean?

The North American Colonies . . . um.

As LiveCode is made in a current English Colony (Scotland) but seems to 
adhere to English usage according
to an erstwhile colony (USA), somewhere, somehow this argument doesn't 
hold water at all.

Probably what is needed is a colonoscopy.

Richmond.


On 5/26/17 1:42 pm, Roger Eller via use-livecode wrote:
> I do not profess to be a professor of English, Mike.  I must say though, I
> have never felt felt that felt as soft as the felt at Mr. Felt's felt
> factory.
>
> On May 25, 2017 9:41 PM, "Mike Kerner via use-livecode" <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!
>> I understand that inside the Colonies, the punctuation goes inside the
>> quotation marks, and outside the Colonies, the punctuation goes outside the
>> quotation marks.  Just because this thread is being read and replied to
>> from both inside and outside the Colonies does not give you the right to
>> put the punctuation in both places.  You, Sir, are guilty of the worst
>> foible of all.  You may not have it both ways.
>>
>> On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 9:23 PM, Roger Eller via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Were would you use "box" as a synonym (if it were one)?  Is it the same
>> as
>>> "rectangle" or "ask/answer".  End users often tell me, "a box popped up
>> on
>>> my screen.", not a prompt, or a message.  Next, they proceed to tell me
>>> what it said.
>>>
>>> ME: "You're telling me, there was a _talking box_ on your screen?".
>>>
>>> ~Roger
>>>
>>> On May 24, 2017 5:49 PM, "Mark Wieder via use-livecode" <
>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 05/24/2017 05:43 AM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode wrote:
>>>
>>>> One of the other things that the xtalk languages have that makes them
>>> more
>>>> appealing is synonyms
>>>>
>>> <cough>
>>>
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