Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 15:13:30 EST From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: one as a pronoun? Jim Crotty ends a message with... >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? ^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ --incidentally, one more stock folk-etymology, pseudo-acronym dept. (That's the department with shelves stocking e.g. "posh" and "fuck", although it might be objected that those are REAL pseudo-acronyms, while "snob" < s.nob. for "sans nobilite'" or Lat. "sine nobilitate" is more of a pseudo quasi-acronym, or vice versa.) --Larry