From: Carrol Cox
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Sent: 11/3/02 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: Jauch's itch or its vs it's
INGELBIEN RAPHAEL wrote:
> From: Peter Montgomery
> Those for whom
> English is a foreign language generally have a greater awareness of
> grammar, and tend not to make the mistake.
A Readers Digest filler I remember from about 60 years ago. A German
refugee professor orders Scotch and Soda in a New York bar. When the
drink comes, the scotch and soda have both been poured into the glass.
He complains that he wanted a scotch and soda, not a scotch with soda.
What's the difference, the waitress wants to know. The same as the
difference between a woman and child and a woman with child he responds.
The words attributed to me in the above, are not mine.