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Re^3: Renaming the Schwartzian Transform

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 23, 2005 at 20:41 UTC ( #494664=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Renaming the Schwartzian Transform
in thread Renaming the Schwartzian Transform

It is humorous (what's up with you Europeans always putting extra u's in words anyway?)

What's with Americans forgetting how to pronounce them? The inflection in prononunciation between how 'humor' and 'humour' is slight and subtle, but it exists.

Or do you prononounce "our" and "or" the same way, too?

Too often, Americans systematically mis-pronounce words, then gripe that other people aren't spelling the word "correctly", since it no longer matches the pronunciation. I've even seen Texans complain about spelling the "get" with an 'e' instead of an 'i'!

So, the real answer is: "'cause you're wrong, you semi-educated hick", but of course, most people are too polite to say that, and the Americans just get all offended if they do, because anything done "The American Way" is by definition correct. *sigh*


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Re^4: Renaming the Schwartzian Transform
by eric256 (Parson) on Sep 23, 2005 at 21:22 UTC

    If your post was suppose to be humor, then please ignore the following.

    Languages evolve, like it or not that is a fact. If they didn't you could use a 100 year old dictionary. You can't, get used to it. BTW I would guess that the poster you replied to was joking, I understand that is a hard concept to grasp in text format though. Also, just because our subset of english has evolved differently than yours, that doesn't mean we are 'semi-educated' or 'hicks' although either may apply to some specific individuals. I think it would be easy to argue that spelling should change to reflect the current pronunciation. Remember that even *true* English evlolved from some previous form and that generation would probably consider you an uneducated fool for pronouncing and spelling words the way you do.


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Re^4: Renaming the Schwartzian Transform
by runrig (Abbot) on Sep 23, 2005 at 21:45 UTC
    I've even seen Texans complain about spelling the "get" with an 'e' instead of an 'i'!

    (Figuratively) speaking as a semi-educated hick and red bludded 'merkin, I know that it's only spelled with an "i" when followed by "along little dogie" (and usually preceded by "Whoopie-ti-yi-yo".

    So, the real answer is: "'cause you're wrong, you semi-educated hick"

    That would be "'cuz yer wrong, ...".

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