[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Re: [IP] Vile & Bare

At 01:03 AM 08/12/1998  John Neale wrote:
>Don't get wrong. I think the American "improvements" to the language are
>excellent! Changes nearly always bring about improved efficiency. That
>awful word "whom" has almost completely disappeared here.

How about the word "whilst"? I've never heard it used in the US, but it
seems to be still pretty common in the UK.

>BTW the German's have imported a lovely word for the mobile phone: the
>"handy". An English word used nowhere in the world except Germany!

Sounds like a handy little term to me... would you care to cell one to me?


Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/