On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 09:37:07AM +0100, dcross - David Cross wrote:
> From: Dominic Mitchell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: 04 April 2001 09:32
> > On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 09:20:25AM +0100, dcross - David Cross wrote:
> > > Tell all your friends. No heckling.
> > Does that mean we can heckle but they can't? :-)
> That would be "Tell all your friends, no heckling."
> Doesn't anyone learn grammar any more :)
Funnily, enough, no. I was born in 1974, I've never been taught english
grammar and I know of nobody who has. It's actually quite annoying as
it leads to all sorts of infuriating "I know that looks right, but I
don't know why..." thoughts. If anybody could reccomend a small grammar
reference, that would be incredibly useful.
OTOH, every foreign language I've ever learned has started with the
grammar lesson within a month. And when I want to learn a language one
of the first things I do is reach for the BNF.
ObPerl: So which is harder to parse? Perl or English?