Re: wonder vs. wander


I'm a bit late to this topic but I'm answering it just because I think your point, Gene, very interesting.
I don't saw anything offensive about that message, too. And I completely agree with you when you say about being offended with everything. I really think people shouldn't take stuff too personal as they actually do.
Just saying, I'm a brazilian, so English isn't my first language. In my point of view I liked the way Travis exposed her opinion, even a little fun how he joked with the words and their differences.
Well, that's all, I really just wanted to express my view to this topic.
Em 19/11/2018 14:16, Gene escreveu:

I'm writing as a moderator to explain my thinking about the message.� Of course, if the owner disagrees, that will be the controling decision.
While it is generally not done and not considered proper, I think you are overreacting.� For one thing, I see this error with native English speakers.� I don't recall seeing it with non native speakers.� Since this sort of discussion never takes place on the list, I let it pass.� a little variety is enjoyable and may stimulate thought and awareness.� No one was flamed.� No one was disparaged.� These days, being offended by everything is a cultural passtime and fixsture.� I don't see anything offensive in the message.
----- Original Message -----
From: Rick
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 5:21 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] wonder vs. wander

Hello Travis:

I find your email to be quite insensitive. As you are probably aware, this
list is comprised of people from all over the globe, many of whom are not
native English speakers. I am always impressed when people are capable of
speaking an additional language other than their native tongue and
criticizing them for grammatical mistakes on a list not focused on
grammatical correctness is petty and unwarranted. It is also off topic.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Travis Siegel
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2018 12:40 PM
Subject: [nvda] wonder vs. wander

Not trying to make anybody mad here, but it really is disconcerting to see
so many people here using wander and wonder interchangeably.
Wander (with an"A" ) is what you do when you're out and about, and don't
have any particular place to be, and you just feel like taking your time to
see what's going on around you.� You wander around, looking at things, and
simply taking things easy.
On the other hand, wonder (with an "O" ) is what you do when you're curious
about something.� Yeah, it's ok to wonder about life, the universe and
everything, but if you wander about such things, you may never find your way
back to your back yard, having being swept off into galaxies unknown.
And, of course, it's perfectly acceptable to wonder about wandering too,
especially if you're wondering why so many people wander into things.

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