Re: Interesting programming description for bank selection

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:40:30 -0500
Message-ID: <>
On 4/19/2014 3:05 AM, Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> PS: Your choice of the word "interesting" made me think of the 
> "Anglo-Dutch Translation Guide" in the article 
It is appropriate that you post this in relation to a post by me, as 
many years ago (March 1995, actually, Google remembers everything), the 
less mature and global version of myself was greatly perturbed when you 
responded "Don't make the same failure like Jim...".  I'll let others 
search for it, I cringed when I found it.  Suffice it to say that 
"failure" carries a most negative connotation in the US, which we 
probably get from the British.  Now, of course, I realize the sentence 
is "Don't make the same mistake...", which is still pretty direct, but 
is more accepted around here.

Mind you, I like the direct approach, but you have to know the context 
during the conversation.  And, yes, I used the word "interesting" in the 
manner you inferred.


       Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
Received on 2014-04-21 04:00:08

Archive generated by hypermail 2.2.0.