What does this mean:
"System had no defects that I have yet to find.'
Language is a way to communicate clearly, but more and more it seems people can't communicate at all. One is better off cutting the sentence into pieces and comparing the phrases to those that might be on a conventional-speak matrix than attempting to make sense of it whole. Or perhaps, as I hope is true, time travel has been invented and the reviewer came back from the future to relate his experience.
Things that happened when I was a child remain stuck forever in that level of understanding no matter how much I learn later. The whole Christine Keeler thing was SO shocking that grown-ups whispered about it but didn't explain. I note the death of John Profumo, who was teh OMGWTF1!!111 shocker of all time, since for me, the entire affair was wrapped in mystery. Mystery: it adds a great deal, and can, in fact, be the only interesting aspect of something. Mystery is under-used today, I think.
posted by - 11:17 AM
For me, American English has become a foreign language. I try to keep an open mind, knowing I am ANCIENT, but still "me and Joe are going to the movies" translates to "me am going to the movies" and Joe are going to the movies", so I get very odd feelings in response to statements like the one you gave as an example. I cannot even really remember what Christine Keeler and the Profumo scandal were about, because I was shielded by kryptonite from all that sort of thing.