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Comment Re:Uh... (Score 1) 343

If learning something that has had a lot of influence makes us better at a language, presumably we should all be learning Anglo-Saxon, to make us better at English. And maybe it would make us better at English (though I doubt it), but is it the most effective way to make us better?

Comment Re:government regulations (Score 1) 333

I don't know how it works in the USA, but in the UK if a store sells something that isn't what it claims to be (brand-name or not), the customer's contract is with the store and the store is liable. If the store was, in turn, defrauded by a supplier, the store can go after the supplier to recover whatever damages they had to pay the customer, plus legal costs, damages for loss of goodwill, and anything else they can throw at them.

The customer does have the option of taking the issue up with the supplier, but taking it up with the store saves the trouble of the customer having to work out where, in a supply chain that's probably invisible to them, the fraud took place.

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