Re: [OT] Earthquake in New Zealand

<docdwarf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:fkf4i8$npj$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In article <5t0il0F1bc9h7U1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Pete Dashwood <dashwood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

<docdwarf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message

Might be some communications difficulties from that part of the world;
according to

the force was 6.6 - 6.8 Richter.

Hope all goes well with folks.


Anyway, no one was hurt and we are all fine :-)

Plural majestatus est, Mr Dashwood...

Not in this instance. I was not speaking for myself, but for the whole
population of NZ. (emphasised by all). This is NOT a use of the "Royal We"
because I know of no other use in Standard English whereby one can refer to
a group which includes onself, WITHOUT using "we" or "us".

Perhaps you need to review your automatic response system?

thanks much for the response.

You're very welcome.

"I used to write I can do anything."