in reply to Re^4: Mark Jason Dominus And Me - The Partition Problem
in thread Mark Jason Dominus And Me - The Partition Problem

OK, I missed a word, sorry about that. And English not being my mother tongue, I did not realize that it might sound as a profanity before reading your comment.


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Re^6: Mark Jason Dominus And Me - The Partition Problem
by Jeffrey Kegler (Friar) on Jan 30, 2013 at 02:42 UTC

    I think it is safe to assume that MJD was not being ironic/sarcastic.

    And I know, as someone who has never managed to attain any degree of fluency in a 2nd language, that I am very, very lucky that my nursery language turned out to be the de facto international language of computers.

Re^6: Mark Jason Dominus And Me - The Partition Problem
by pemungkah (Priest) on Apr 04, 2013 at 18:52 UTC
    I think MJD is saying "I understand it's an unintentional dropped word, but you have suddenly made this very funny when it was just a rather dull chapter title, and I really like this -- and I wish I had thought of it first."

    Explaining jokes: nothing funnier than an autopsy.