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From: "CJD.Roberts" <>
Subject: Re: Musings on Foreign Terms and Pretension
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 17:58:52 GMT
In article <email@example.com>,
"D. Spencer Hines" <> wrote:
> You make EXCELLENT and quite logical points.
> Vide infra.
> <Contretemps> is a perfectly good English word for contemporary usage
> English speaking people.
> Keep using it.
It all depends whether the writer of the article/book/story/whatever is
really interested in communicating what he has to say to a wide
audience. If he is merely using the word to show off. 'Oh look! What a
clever dick I am. I use "foreign" words.' Then I would call him a snob!
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