Swiss german, spoken

Mark Crispin mrc at CAC.Washington.EDU
Mon Jun 13 19:19:14 CEST 2005

On Mon, 13 Jun 2005, JFC (Jefsey) Morfin wrote:
> So, we would be better off in cooperating

An important way in which you could cooperate would be for you to stop 
being so offensive, condescending, and pompous.  For example:

> For six months I tell you to 
> proceed by the book, step by step, without wanting to swallow the world and 
> me one shot.

I wonder if you are a victim of a poor quality middle and secondary 
school, and your textbooks taught you to use English in that way.

If this is the case, then please be advised that you use English words, 
forms, and phrases that are only used when someone wishes to offend.  The 
implied meaning in these words, forms, and phrases is: "I am an expert 
talking to idiot children."

If this is not your intention, then please do not use English in an 
international forum until you obtain remedial instruction.  Your misuse of 
English hurts you, and the points that you wish to raise, very badly.

If you visit an English-speaking country and talk that way, you might end 
up in a fight.

Perhaps it may be wise to write what you wish in your native French, and 
have an expert translate it for you.  I'm certain that there are members 
of this list who will be glad to assist you.  That way, your true 
intentions and technical observations will be presented without the 
problem of unintentional offense.

-- Mark --
Science does not emerge from voting, party politics, or public debate.
Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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