[PD] [folder] external?

ydegoyon at gmail.com ydegoyon at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 04:39:46 CEST 2010

Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Jun 2010, Kim Cascone wrote:
>> Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>>> Perhaps, but you still should have a look at
>>>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begging_the_question
>> which begs the question: does common and widespread usage of a 
>> grammatical mistake make it correct given enough time? ;)
> Well, I don't consider it to be grammatical, it seems to be a 
> vocabulary issue instead, but in any case, it happened very often that 
> mistakes become correct given enough time, and in fact, much of 
> today's definitions and vocabulary started with things that sounded 
> plain wrong and was frowned upon. But to make it correct, you first 
> have to kill everybody who considers it wrong ;) or wait till they die 
> on their own (the latter of which is what usually happens... but not 
> all of the time !)
> An example of grammatical "mistake" is to end a sentence with a 
> preposition, but it's sort of a reverse case, because it's a change of 
> opinion, not a change of grammar : ending sentences with propositions 
> is traditional English, and a myth has been running around to justify 
> a covert reform. But when using English, as much as I can be annoyed 
> by many things, ending sentences with a preposition is obviously 
> something I have never had a problem with.
> Par contre, en français, on saurait pas ce que tu parles de.
> (This is a common joke about how people often speak French in certain 
> areas of Canada...)
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yeh, when you'll stop combing the girafe, as they say in french ...

err, not in canadian french.

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