On asking questions (Re: Proposal for a subtag registration (fr-2004-ORTOGRAF))

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sat Dec 8 15:31:47 CET 2007

At 08:55 -0500 2007-12-08, John Cowan wrote:
>Michael Everson scripsit:
>  > I do not prefer being called by my surname alone. And the questions
>  > formed the objection.
>Umm, you are not being *called* by your surname alone.  You are being
>*referred to* (in your presence, to be sure) by your surname alone.

I consider it rude (in my presence to be sure).

>I used to refer to you as "ME", but I made the mistake of using
>that as the object of some verb, and was widely thought to
>have been saying "me" with emphasis.  Much confusion.

Not to ME.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com

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