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At 03:12 PM 6/27/03, John Cowan wrote:
>Michael Kay scripsit:
> > I didn't perceive any slight at all. Just a linguistic inaccuracy. To
> > Len, I am a foreigner or a non-American (and proud of it). I am no more
> > "international" than he is.
>"International", like "remote", is a relative-to-self adjective.  From
>Boston, Perth is remote (indeed, the most remote city); from Midland, W.A.,
>Perth is anything but remote.

Again, this seems to refer to "foreign," not to "international." 
by definition, means "between" multiple nations. I'm with Michael Kay here --
it is linguistically inaccurate to refer to people outside your home country
as "international." It may be PC (somehow "international" sounds less
objectionable than "foreign," I suppose?), but that doesn't make the usage
correct. Michael Kay is a foreigner to me just as I am a foreigner to him,
unless we are both in the same community (of nations, of people interested
in XSLT, or whatever).


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