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Fists of irony
My friend dreamlogic is seeking to interview people who are in partially-bilingual families, i.e. if H is the homeland language and N is the new-country language, then parents speak H and partial N, and kids speak N and partial H.

I had college roommates who fit this description, and I think I have lab colleagues who do as well. I bet that among my language geek friends there are more contacts available.
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San Francisco Superior Court Judge James Warren has refused to grant legal action halting the SF wedding rebellion, keeping it alive one more day.

Hallelujah, and let the weddings continue, I say. But he's halting it on the grounds of bad punctuation.

I am happy with the result --another day of rebellion -- but this seems weak and petty. He's now opened what was previously an issue of rights under the law to endless sniping and caviling from the right -- Ann Coulter will never shut up about this -- and I wish he could have had a better reason than a misplaced semicolon (!) to leave the City Hall open to queer couples.

But when in prescriptivist legal Rome, do as the Romans -- but be sure to keep your margins greater than one inch, double-space, Times New Roman or Courier, no more than 400 words to the page, etc, etc, etc...

and check your punctuation!

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