[R] off topic publication question

Patrick Connolly p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz
Wed Jun 9 01:23:49 CEST 2004

On Tue, 08-Jun-2004 at 08:56PM +0100, Phineas Campbell wrote:

|> I had assumed that the use of we in articles was either due to
|> formality, like the distinction between tu and vous in French.  The
|> English monarch never refer to themselves in the singular.  

Hence the use of the term "The Royal We" when referring to a
purportedly group decision that was really made by one individual who
is attempting to hide that fact.  In the case of an author, the
attempt could be to appear more modest.

We are not all prima donnas.  :-)

Patrick Connolly
Mt Albert
New Zealand 
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