A request from your reviewer

Harald Alvestrand harald at alvestrand.no
Wed Apr 18 09:06:04 CEST 2007

Marion Gunn wrote:
> On 16 Apr 2007, at 19:07, scríobh Randy Presuhn:
>>> "What language do you prefer?"
>>> "Which topic categories would you like to subscribe to?"
>>> Both should begin with "Which".
>> ...
>> Why?  In both contexts, "what" and "which"
>> sound equally good to me.  (I'm a native speaker
>> of English.
> Harald (for whom my comment was meant) isn't.
> In any case, as you say below, your own dialect is far from being 
> standard English!
> I'd have thought achieving internal consistency (within the same page 
> on his website) might count for something with Harald. For that matter 
> "would" would also be good. However, since a rough page of how-to 
> instructions doesn't have to conform to any particular standard of 
> English, I'm happy to rest the point. 
Actually that page is part of the Mailman software package, so I've just 
installed it, not written it. With other parties' software, I run a 
policy of "don't patch unless you have to".
(I've also not upgraded the package for a few years, so the grammar 
MIGHT have been corrected..)


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