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From: Krzysztof Żelechowski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 21:12:20 +0100
Message-ID: <1200687140.6621.31.camel@a1dmin.vola.spe.com.pl>

Dnia 18-01-2008, Pt o godzinie 13:19 +0000, Philip Taylor pisze:

> Oops, I was wrong to mention that - 'different than' seems to be
> common in some Englishes, and I don't want to complain when it's just
> dialect variations.

To me, 
"different from" is closer to "dissimilar" 
and corresponds to the question "What are the difference between?" 
whereas "different than" is closer to "unequal".  
In other words, a swan is different from a goose 
but the height of Mount Everest 
is different than the height of Mont Blanc.
(Note, however, 
that 0 is different from 3: adding 0 does not change the result, etc.)
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