Re: Offending People's Minds

Sunah Cherwin (
Fri, 23 Aug 1996 17:10:26 -0800

>The question just occurred to me: Why <b>are</b>n't more people on this
>list making
>an effort to restrict themselves to E-Prime English?
Try, it, dude! I recommend setting a good example if you want to see more
E-prime. My friend and I tried it for ten minutes last month and found that
there was some major part of English that didn't have much to with identity
that we couldn't use. Oh, yeah, the present and past continuous. E-prime,
like many limits, has benefit for thinking about the limits, but I prefer a
subset that doesn't cut out any tenses. (See, I did it. I think.)