Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 13:52:12 -0500 From: Jim Crotty Subject: Re: one as a pronoun? In a message dated 11/10/97 8:51:19 AM, you wrote: <> Actually, the Sussex kids were largely spoiled radical chic who tended to hang out at the campus pub debating the merits of anarcho-syndicalism. Narrow? Yes. Elevated? Probably in their own minds. The few friends of my age at Sussex probably didn't use "one" much. Some of my older, more fuddy-duddy acquaintances probably did. However, I've heard it used by all sorts of Brits from all sorts of backgrounds coming over to "the States." Maybe it's a kneejerk reflex when Brits encounter the informal American tongue. I've also heard it a lot on BBC broadcasts. Maybe just another example of a snob (sans nobilite) trying to emulate nobility? Jim Crotty How To Talk American...yup monkmag[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]aol