about new release which will be on 10th Oct <EOT>

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Thu Oct 7 06:56:09 UTC 2010

On Wed, October 6, 2010 17:53, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-10-06 at 17:43 +0200, Amedee Van Gasse (ub) wrote:
>> #rolleyes
> I had trouble finding that channel, which IRC server?

It's a hashtag. Welcome to the 3rd millennium.

>> Don't tell me that I, a Dutch speaker, have to teach English to a native
>> English speaker? The phrase "be my guest" is an idiom.
> Who says 'we' are native English speakers?  Just to inform you and give
> you a little history, if he lives in America, he has no native language
> because America does not have a native language.


native speaker (plural native speakers)

    A person who grew up with a particular language as their mother tongue.

        a native speaker of English

215,423,557 (age 5 or older) inhabitants of the United States of America
are native speakers of English, according to the US Census 2000.

You probably assume that "native language" == "language of the native
inhabitants". That assumption appears to be false, according to the
dictionaries that I consulted. If you do not agree then I suggest that you
correct the Wiktionary entry so that all may learn from your infinite


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