From: INGELBIEN RAPHAEL [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
All this to say, Peter, that you shouldn't frown upon us foreign speakers if
we seem to be nit-picking. We're trying to save the natives from the error
of their ways...
That would be fine if one didn't perpetrate twice
as many nits to be picked in the process.
This is a conversational medium; were we to pick each
other's nits in the process of regular conversation,
we would get nothing said. Given the undisciplined
character of conversation, I think such pickiness
rather hypocritical, or, to quote Her Majesty,
Honi soit qui mal y pense
or something like that.