> Robin Chapman <email@example.com> wrote: > >> I just wonder why some non-Americans >> feel compelled to use unnecessary americanisms. > > 1/ calling it "unnecessary" is only from your point of view, and I don't > see why yours is preferable over anyone else's.
I don't see your point here. De Bruijn's use of Americanisms was quite unnecessary.
> 2/ I don't feel compelled, and probably neither does Han. It's just the > way we
The royal "we"?
> happen to have learned a second language. Being in the US,
When in Rome.... I suppose, but is de Bruijn with you in the US?
-- Robin Chapman, www.maths.ex.ac.uk/~rjc/rjc.html "Elegance is an algorithm" Iain M. Banks, _The Algebraist_