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Comment: Re: Understanding rules looser than style guide ru (Score 1) 667

by 3.5 stripes (#49265705) Attached to: Why There Is No Such Thing as 'Proper English'

While your comment about exclusion has some merits, most of the reason would actually be that in situations where formal english is "required" you will quite often be dealing with people who have english as a second language, and the language they learned in that case will not be slang based, so it would not be very wise in business, banking or teaching to be using a language that acts as a barrier to understanding.


"Ada is PL/I trying to be Smalltalk. -- Codoso diBlini