Saturday, May 28, 2016

Bad English habits

It has been pointed out to me that apparently I picked up some bad habits as a child in England in the 1960's. This seems to be corroborated:

Recently, having had a half day demonstration of a groundbreaking new technology, I summarized my response to the team with, what I thought, was an effusive "Neat". Seeing the crestfallen faces, I amended it with a yet more effusive "Pretty neat." I am still being mocked.

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