> Keith Hunt wrote:
> And may I add that I wish the French would concentrate more on their >
and morrisman Don added:
> Well, if I was to go to a French-language discussion list and write
> with the command of the language Camille has, I'd be, well, dead
> chuffed, to be colloquial.
I too thought that Keith's was an enormously unfriendly, uncalled-for and
chauvinist generalisation. Especially as what one sees on a number of
British archaeology and metal detecting forums and PAS publications
indicates that the number of native speakers of the language no longer able
to apply themselves to either the spelling or grammar of their written
English is proliferating at an saddening pace.
It's surely no shame that a non native speaker has problems with any