Non-native English?

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Fri Jun 28 18:11:28 UTC 2002

Somebody from the address <MikeGHRC at> keeps sending me a message
(shown below in its entirety), with an attached file. I'm afraid to open it
for fear of viruses, and I don't even know what an "IE 6.0 patch" is, but the
reason I'm writing is to ask if anyone else sees this as something that a
native speaker of English would not say. I'm not referring to the use of "a"
before a vowel (that is native to my Midwestern speech, pronounced with a
glottal stop where the "n" would go in standard speech), but rather to the
use of "would" instead of "will"--what do ADS-L-ers think?

The message:


Hi,This is a IE 6.0 patch
I hope you would like it.

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