From: Roland Schwarz (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-14 13:19:31
David Abrahams wrote:
> Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> Sorry, but as a former literature major I can't help it:
>> "Start with libs/index.html if you're looking for the whole enchilada."
>> should be in proper English
>> "Start with libs/index.html if you're looking for the beginning of the
>> entire documentation."
> As an inveterate stickler for precise criticism, I have to object.
> What I wrote is proper English; it just happens to use a
> colloquialism. Informal? Yes, but that's another matter. My writing
> tends to be very dry, and I think it can only benefit from the rare
> injection of levity.
I am not a native English speaker, and I want to say that I very much
like to see such colloquials interspersed. As long as there are not so
much to distract my attention. This is a very good way to improve
knowledge of the language on the go.
I usually have one of the dictionaries open in my browser so it still is
Dave, I like your style very much!
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