[fpc-pascal]Compiler uses bad English: "amount" vs "number"
memsom at post.interalpha.co.uk
Tue May 28 10:44:21 CEST 2002
Quoting Aitor Santamaria Merino <aitor.sm at wanadoo.es>:
> I suppose I pay more attention to this because in languages coming from latin
> the difference between countable/uncountable doesn't seem to be so important
> as it is in English (and I guess in German (?)).
It's not all that important in many English dialects. Unfortunately there are
some that would like English usage to stay stagnent and archaic rather than
dynamic. Mind you, my own dialect takes the term 'Well smart' to mean 'very
good', so I suppose it takes all types.
"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids,
we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and
listening to repetitive electronic music."
Nintendo, Inc, 1989
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