23/DEZ/2002 4:41 PM
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Patrick is absolutely right. In the U.S., the use of affectation/pedantic language is more often than not seen as superfluous.
As Patrick pointed out, usually members of uppity social classes are the ones who tend to be pedantic in their speech/syntax. The other classes usually tend to be more pragmatic in their speech. That is, the form or style that conveys the intended message in the easiest manner is more often than not the one used.
As for foreigners, as Pat pointed out, most of them, regardless of nationality tend to use extremelly pedantic styles in their speeches. I suppose they wish to sound more like the bourgeois people of America. The bad thing is that the bourgeois people of America as are all the bourgeois people of the world are not representative of the general (majority) population.
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