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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 9. 9 May 1972

[Letter from Victoria Beatrice Jones]


With reference to John Hales' missal of the 27th inst:- although this young man may well have left school only recently, to the best of her knowledge 'different to' has not become acceptable. John Hales sociolect may be acceptable in his world, but, for her part, he appears not to have studied his suprasegmentals. Therefore she sees no need for John Hales to come the old uncooked crustacean with her. Despite her delight in seeing his use of 'more than'.

Victoria Beatrice Jones