Re: [OT] Earthquake in New Zealand
- From: "Pete Dashwood" <dashwood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 16:07:56 +1300
<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;
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 COBOL...now I can do anything."