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In the "Look out Europe, they say" article, I've noted the following word use, excluding their use in quotes/surveys and as non-quantifiers/adverbs/modals:

rather (in sense «rather odd», not in sense «rather this than that») => 5 times

many (as in «many Muslims») => 6 times

some (as in «some Muslims») => 14 times

may (as in «may affect») => 6 times

seem (as in «seem to be») => 5 times

These represent over 1% of all words used. This may be a high number. Many words are common, but some are not. This is a fact, it seems.

by Alex in Toulouse on Sun Jun 25th, 2006 at 06:44:29 AM EST
The author(s) are being magnanimous, not wanting their self-evident truths to hurt too much.

In some transatlantic squabbles, the American message has been delivered more in sorrow than in anger.


by cigonia on Sun Jun 25th, 2006 at 07:32:58 AM EST
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I think the same can be said of the European message being delivered to American diplomats over the past 5 years, to judge by press accounts.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 25th, 2006 at 07:37:36 AM EST
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