[linux-dvb] linux-dvb Digest, Vol 33, Issue 11

Sid Boyce sboyce at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Oct 4 11:36:50 CEST 2007


Eduard Huguet wrote:
>     ---------- Missatge reenviat ----------
>     From: "Richard (MQ)" < osl at 16hd.freeserve.co.uk
>     <mailto:osl at 16hd.freeserve.co.uk>>
>     To: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org <mailto:linux-dvb at linuxtv.org>
>     Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 08:00:47 +0100
>     Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] linux-dvb Digest, Vol 33, Issue 9
>     Eduard Huguet wrote:
>      >>   2. Re: DiB0700 firmware problems (Darren Salt)
>     ...
>      >>> because the system hanged very often when I used the TV remote
>     (and when
>      >> I
>      >>> say "hanged" I mean "hanged":
>      >> That'd be remote control as executioner, then... ;-)
>      >>
>      >> (Hint: you mean "hung".)
>      >>
>      >> [snip]
>     ...
>      >
>      > LOL. It results obvious that English is not my mother language...
>      >
>     Don't be too upset - plenty of native English people get this one wrong
>     too - especially since we abandoned that particular barbaric practice
>     last century, this usage of the word is now becoming archaic.
> 
>     How other nationalities cope with the ridiculous irregularities of the
>     English language always amazes me, but not as much as our laziness as a
>     nation in not bothering even to try to learn other people's. I suspect
>     that if North America hadn't generally adopted a fork of English the
>     boot might be on the other foot by now. But their variant(s) contain
>     plenty of their own traps for the unwary.
> 
>     Getting a bit OT here...
> 
>     --
>     Cheers
>     Richard (MQ)
> 
> 
> A "fork" of english...
> LOL: That's TOO geeky.... XD XD
> 
> 
> Cheers
>   Eduard
> 

You've done well and to be congratulated. Some English speakers can't 
distinguish between two simple four letter words like "than" and "then", 
probably Dyslexia sufferers whom I'd have to forgive, so we see such as 
"more then" and "than you have to".
Regards
Sid.
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