Re: Ping the Yanks



On Tue, 2 Mar 2010 10:32:40 -0500, "conwaycaine"
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"S Viemeister" <firstname@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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On 3/1/2010 1:35 PM, Josiah Jenkins wrote:
On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 13:10:46 -0500, S Viemeister
<firstname@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 3/1/2010 11:21 AM, Josiah Jenkins wrote:
On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 10:56:39 -0500, S Viemeister
<firstname@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 3/1/2010 10:32 AM, conwaycaine wrote:

And there you Brits stand, waving the Union Jack, and saying "We are
the
sole arbitrators of what is and isn't good English"

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That would be 'arbiters'.

You missed . . .
'Com, menwealth' and 'linguistec'

1/3

I was trying to be gentle.

Those were from the other party !


Yes, well - I tend to skim/ignore/forget most of those long rants....
(Besides, they're typos, but 'arbiter' is a thinko.)

Wait until you find out "Arbitrator" is accepted usage on this side on the
pond.
But I am sure that you, being a noble Scot, will surely apologize for your
effrontery.

WHIT ???

Apologia on scs ?

Nae chance !

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