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Re: About /dev/sr impatience with automatic tray loading




On Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 06:22:56PM +0100, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> Dan Ritter wrote:
> > The English use it more than Americans do.
> 
> In school it was a big deal to distinguish "will" and "shall".
> (I was very eager to forget the exact rules when nobody cared any more.)

Americans (at least in my part of the country) never use "shall" at
all.  To us, it simply sounds archaic.  We'd expect it in the King James
Bible, or in certain kinds of fantasy literature.