Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 08:42:53 -0500 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: Re: Language and Intelligence >> >>amongst?....uneducated? >> >>Hmmn? > >AHD has amongst as variant of among. RHD defines amongst as a chiefly >Brit. variant of among. WND defines it as "same as among." And etc. So >what's the/your problem? > > My problem was with rigid, pedantic English teachers of the past who didn't allow for the continuous evolution of the English language, language in use applications, and the wonderful and serious scholarship of the participants of ADS and ADS-L. It was a sarcastic dig at them, a resentment for them having subconsciously instilled a false standard within my psyche, and a thanks to them for allowing me to recognize the difference. It was meant to elicit the response it did scholastically, but not meant as a personal attack. SETH