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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...
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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.

P