6180  Is it English or not.

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Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 12:35:11 +1000
From: "Anton Stanley" <antonst@alidas.com.au>
Subject: [Tango-L] Is it English or not.
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David wrote:
"If asked what language I speak, I generally say English. I don't say
21st century American-
English with both NYC and West Coast influences, and with a smidgen of
south Louisiana creole
influence for lagniappe. That would sound silly and rather pedantic to
my ears."


But it's only English if the English can understand you. Otherwise it's
no longer English, or alternatively they have changed their English so
that others cannot understand, in which case can they still claim it to
be english? So change Tango enough etc etc.

Anton




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