[Pdx-pm] September meeting tonight: "Now on 2nd Thursdays" Social

Chad Granum exodist7 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 10:31:32 PDT 2011

My Take:

Language rules are in place to help make communication understandable.
They do not exist to give a select few a feeling of superiority or
power trip. If a rule is violated one should pause and consider "Did
the communication succeed, or does the communication confuse me?" if
confused ask for elaboration, otherwise mission complete end of story.
If you know a rule was violated, and which rule then the communication
succeeded, wait for someone to pipe in that they are confused, only
then should you point out the rule violation in order to aid the

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 10:23 AM, Randal L. Schwartz
<merlyn at stonehenge.com> wrote:
>>>>>> "benh" == benh  <ben.hengst at gmail.com> writes:
> benh> This again:
> benh> http://twitter.com/#!/notbenh/status/109484048593850368
> If it were possible to change the English language by a simple tweet,
> I'm sure we'd be writing it as "UR" by now. :)
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