Spurious "Quotes" and Apostrophe's
Pafra & Scott Catledge
scplc at GS.VERIO.NET
Sun Sep 19 13:07:28 UTC 1999
Dennis must be English; an American would have said, "We don't need no
stinkin' umlauts!" (That is American for "We do not feel the need for
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Salovesh <t20mxs1 at CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU>
To: <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 1999 7:09 PM
Subject: Re: Spurious "Quotes" and Apostrophe's
> "Dennis R. Preston" wrote:
> > dInIs (who ain't got not damn umlauts in his name)
> In my experience, your representations of Inglish as she is spoke are
> usually right on the button. For once, you disappoint me. Whaddya
> mean, "who ain't got not damn umlauts . . . "?
> You shoulda said "who ain't not got no damn umlauts . . . ", or (if in a
> purist mindset) "who ain't got no damn umlauts". But that line you
> actually wrote will just have to be corrected, lest it become a blot
> upon your otherwise pure escutcheon.
> -- mike salovesh <salovesh at niu.edu> PEACE !!!
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