Re: RARA-AVIS: dialect

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 04 Jul 2002

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> My first story in AHMM contained the line "[She was] quite a bit younger
> him." This was changed to "quite a bit younger than he." I still haven't
> stopped laughing - the idea of anyone in Britain saying that is hilarious;
> but Americans are much keener on "correct" dialogue than us is.

Quite. It's the sort of pedantry up with which we shall not put.


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