[LMB] OT: Terry Pratchett

Robert Woodward Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net
Tue Sep 14 20:19:52 BST 2021



> On Sep 14, 2021, at 12:08 PM, Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
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> On Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 at 18:44, Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:
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>> ------ Original Message ------
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>> From: "tidsel via Lois-Bujold" lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
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>>> He would sometimes loose his thread in an interview on a scene, and people just waited quietly and understandingly while the interviewer found another topic. And Pratchett wasn't embarrassed,
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>>> he knew he was among friends.
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>>> T
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>> AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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>> Why can't intelligent people understand the difference between "loose"
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>> and "lose"??????????????
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> When you can write Danish as fluently as she can write English, you can sneer at her misspellings.
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It is a VERY common misspelling (by Americans) in emails and elsewhere in the internet. I find it very annoying as well.

"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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