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Re: OT: Then and than [WAS: chroot to oldlinux...]



On Tuesday 26 September 2006 09:37 am, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 17:17 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Tuesday 26 September 2006 04:31, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > > In my defense, English is not my primary language
> >
> > It never ceases to amaze me how well people can communicate about
> > technical issues in a language that is not their native language. 
> > Mistakes sometimes, yes, but almost always understandable as a whole. 
> > There are many people on most lists who *do* have English as their native
> > language, but make as many mistakes.
> >
> > I would feel extremely proud if I could communicate in any language other
> > than English to the standard that many second-language people manage
> > here.
> >
> > Anne
> > --
>
> Anne,
>
> As much as I enjoy having my ego stroked (and God knows I do ;)), we (as
> in non-English-speaking citizens of the world) all live in an
> Internet-connected world that uses English, use computers which prefer
> English,  write software in English-based computer language(s) that's
> being sold to English speaking customers... we all hear English speaking
> music and watch English speaking movies.
>
> In short, whether we like it or not, we require good English skills on a
> daily basis.
>
> Never the less, thanks ;)
My Daddy always said "Never make fun of someone who speaks broken 
English...chances are he speaks another language too"
> - Gilboa

-- 
Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice Doggy" While you look for a rock..Will 
Rodgers


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