[ANN]Draft rough plan for 3.6!
Dan at SqueakLand.org
Wed Apr 16 05:23:25 UTC 2003
>On Monday, April 14, 2003, at 06:17 PM, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
>>Anthony Hannan <ajh18 at cornell.edu> wrote:
>>"No, you don't understand. It's always jam TOMORROW, never jam TODAY."
To which "John W. Sarkela" <sarkela at sbcglobal.net> replied...
>Upon reflection, I believe the correct quote is...
> `The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday -- but never jam to-day.'
> `It must come sometimes to "jam do-day,"' Alice objected.
> `No, it can't,' said the Queen. `It's jam every other day: to-day isn't any other day, you know.'
[Seriously off-topic, but then it was already...]
I learned this rule (which I believe predates "Alice in WL") as a perverse mnemonic guide for the fact that the Latin word 'iam' (now, already) should only be used when talking about the future or the past; when you want to express the same notion in the present, you have to use 'nunc'.
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