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Re: Invitation to Italy (and Sweden) vip/ba
- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Invitation to Italy (and Sweden) vip/ba
- From: Zvezdan Petkovic <zvezdan_(_at_)_CS_(_dot_)_WM_(_dot_)_EDU>
- Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 11:02:20 -0400
- Mail-followup-to: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 04:32:04PM +0200, Robert Urban wrote:
> if you are going to send something like this to the the OpenBSD-Tech
> list (which is probably also wrong, but I imagine you'll hear from
> other people about that), I suggest you get someone with passable
> english skills to proofread it beforehand.
> Your mail is full of errors and difficult to understand.
> Robert Urban
I understand your annoyance with seeing this message on OpenBSD list.
However, I really do not think that you are telling the whole truth when
you claim that the message is written in bad English.
I would really like you to point out (in a private mail to me if you
want) all the parts you consider grammatically or orthographically
It just happens that I know the person who is signed at the bottom.
He is a Fellow of IEEE, has taught for a decade at Purdue University,
and I have very little reason to doubt his English skills in the extent
that you have expressed.
The invitation is a little too formal and stiff sounding perhaps,
and I am still baffled that it was sent to OpenBSD list (I do not
remember seeing it though), but accusing him of not having passable
English skills is ridiculous.
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