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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairball View Post
    Right, so true. But I think maybe, perhaps, reading writes here we shouldn't need a translator, right?
    Yes. The idea is that we, as readers and writers of English, shouldn't need to find translators for posts.* It doesn't matter that we have members who are bi-lingual multi-lingual. What matters is that this is an English-language forum.



    *Of course, given the variety of English dialects and usages, translators might still be necessary ... from time to time.
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    There is another minor problem between English English and American English, and that refers to what we are taught. Being originally from England I was taught about English/UK poets and authors in what was called English Literature before I went to college to study the sciences and medicine. Therefore I have no knowledge of American poets/authors unless they were well enough known in the UK to have been included.
    If you talk to a cat they look at you as if you are way below their intelligence to even listen.
    However, when you talk to a dog they look at you with such admiration and really do seem to understand what you are saying.
    Even if it is a bit silly...
    ...they still think you are wonderful.


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