birding-aus Relieving frustration

Subject: birding-aus Relieving frustration
From: (Syd Curtis)
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 10:58:57 +1000
Bill Jolly wrote:

>I remember, as a schoolboy, realising the incorrectness of 12am, most
>unique, etc and truly believing that these mistakes would be ironed out -
>then 10 or 20 years later being genuinely surprised to find that people were
>still saying such things - now another 10 or 20 years later these are still
>commonly used, and frustrating as anything! All that has changed is that
>I've had to learn to live with it, reluctantly - while the list has grown to
>include less/fewer, imply/infer, pathos/bathos and so many more.

A suggestion for anyone suffering similar frustration: train yourself to
try to understand what the speaker or writer means rather than seeing
faults in how it is expressed.  With effort, it can be done.  It does help
to reduce the frustration ... sometimes for two people!

Syd Curtis at Hawthorne, Q.

H Syd Curtis

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