[MPlayer-users] Re: PLEASE READ

Asad Quraishi aquraishi at skyesystems.com
Fri Sep 5 18:24:58 CEST 2003

Erik, you've got to see the movie - their responses will make a lot of 

Jonathon, I was trying to come up with a rhyming response but don't have 
Fezzik's skills.  Let me try...native tongue...hmmm...how about, "I 
think I've got the flagrant runs".  See I told you I wasn't that good.

Jonathan Rogers wrote:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Erik Slagter wrote:
>> Then, for all us non-native-english speakers, what _does_ this word
>> actually mean, besides the perfectly clear description in the
>> dictionary? Or is it something naughty? Maybe "American-English" has an
>> extra meaning for it?
> The dictionary is fine. The word has no extra American meaning I'm 
> aware of. You're still missing the point. Asad quoted from "The 
> Princess Bride." Later in the thread, Matthew made another reference 
> to the movie, so I replied in kind. If you've seen it, you'll realize 
> my quote was entirely appropriate. If you haven't seen it, you won't 
> understand the quote.
> In case it sounded like it, I never questioned the verbal prowess of 
> non-native speakers. In fact, I respect non-native speakers, since 
> they typically have a better general linguistic grasp on things than 
> those of us stuck speaking our mother tongue. For instance, many Dutch 
> people seem to be tri- or multilingual, presumably because the 
> population of native Dutch speakers is so small. I grew up in a Dutch 
> speaking country, and now I regret not learning much of it. I know 
> Spanish, but I'm only fluent in my native tongue.
> Jonathan Rogers
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