[Mimedefang] OT: Disclaimer Madness

Joseph Brennan brennan at columbia.edu
Tue Feb 14 10:45:47 EST 2006

--On Tuesday, February 14, 2006 7:38 -0500 Charles 
<cg-list at sterlingideas.com> wrote:

> David F. Skoll wrote:
>> We should be grateful if you would also notify the IT Operations
>> Manager at City & Guilds of the e-mail, then delete it and destroy any
>> copies of it. To contact the IT Operations Manager, please email
>> Helpdesk at cityandguilds.com
> I love this one.  We *should* be grateful.  D'Oh!

That's proper usage as taught me by the nuns at St Catharine's.
I and we "shall" and "should" do things.  I think it is still
current usage in Britain but it does sound funny now in America.

Joseph Brennan
Columbia University Information Technology

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