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RE: [xsl] Role of XSLT?

From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@------------>
Date: 10/28/2002 11:32:00 AM
I was definitely indicating mild amusement, not hatred.

I have been learning to read and write American English for some years,
but I am still occasionally taken by surprise: I discovered last week
that "a moot point" means the opposite in American of its meaning in
British English. Since we all try and communicate with each other, it's
occasionally worthwhile to point these difficulties out.

The first time I came across "international" meaning "foreign" was in a
Microsoft manual. I had carelessly skipped a section headed "For
international readers" because I did not regard myself as

Michael Kay

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> Wendell Piez
> Sent: 28 October 2002 20:40
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [xsl] Role of XSLT?
> Jeremy,
> I'm American, and I have to say I detect no such "thinly 
> veiled hatred" in 
> Mike's post (either this one or in "everything he says").
> On the contrary, here I only detected a slight tweaking of the way us 
> 'merkans are observed to use the (so-called) "English" 
> language. Hardly a 
> hatred of us. Rather more like the grampaw whose youngun's 
> done run oft 'n' 
> made good fer himself ... can't help but draw attention to 
> his funny suit 
> of clothes.
> Cheers,
> Wendell
> At 03:30 PM 10/28/2002, you wrote:
> >Why does everything you say seem to contain some thinly 
> veiled hatred 
> >of Americans? Reading his post, I received no indication 
> that he meant 
> >foreign. Just a question.
> >
> >Jeremy
> >
> >Mike Kay said:
> > >> international clients I have still another stylesheet which 
> > >> converts prices to the appropriate currency.
> >
> > >Lovely example of the American use of "international" to mean 
> > >"foreign"...
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