li [Mark J. Reed] mi tulis la
> First, you're overgeneralizing - the spelling "draught" is
> somewhat archaic,
> but not totally dead, even in the US. I see it frequently in
> the sense of
> "on tap" in bar signs.
"draught" is only used in cases where the attempt is to look "archaic", or maybe to make it appear British. Sort of like "olde" which you'd never see written like that otherwise.
> Second, your biases are showing -
> please refrain
> from referring to military service, even the conscripted kind, as
> "enslavement", lest we venture into cross -and-crown territory.
I prefer to use technically-correct termilogy whether it's politically-correct or not.
> What really annoys me is when cashiers hand back the change
> with the receipt
> > on the stack of bills. I don't know what worthless
> overpaid yuppie "expert"
> > went around telling businesses to do this, but it annoys
> the crap out of me
> > as I now have to separate it from the pile of money handed
> to me so I can
> > put the cash away in my wallet. I liked things much better
> when they just
> > put the receipt in the bag, or at least handed it over separately.
> Well, since the receipt goes in my wallet with the bills - at
> the back, not
> intermingled - it works fine for me. Perhaps my behavior in
> this regard is
> somewhat common and was the motivation for the practice.
Ah, but I don't put receipts in my wallet, and I don't know many who do. My wallet has enough clutter in it already, and if I was going to put a receipt in there, I wouldn't want it intermixed among the bills.