OT Re: Look and Learn . . .
geradamas at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 22 16:21:58 EST 2008
"snob", "ignorant" . . .
2 points here and then it is probably time for both
Wolfgang and myself to go and gets a good night's
sleep (in, take note, our separate beds):
1. As a teacher of EFL and a speaker of really bad
Bulgarian I am well aware how difficult it is for
non-native speakers to learn the concept of register
in a target language. "snob" in the way I used it, and
"ignorant" in the way Wolfgang used it (probably owing
to his misunderstanding of how I used "snob") belog to
entirely different registers:
"snob" is never really offensive; and in my message
was intended to be an example of self-mockery; not to
be taken entirely seriously.
"ignorant" in the way Wolfgang used it was pretty
2. As a teacher of EFL and a speaker of really bad
Bulgarian, and, as a result being bl**dy good at
"putting my foot in it" in several languages, I am not
offended in the slightest by Wolfgang; and all I can
say is that I find the whole thing rather funny.
Lots of love, Richmond Mathewson
A Thorn in the flesh is better than a failed Systems Development Life Cycle.
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