Re: I think Data just doesn't LIKE to use contractions.
So, what's with Data and not using contractions when even Lore in "Datalore" used contractions.
From the episode The Offspring...
There do seem to be variations on the quantum level. Lal can use contractions... I cannot..
And then this...
I've been programmed with a
listing of fourteen hundred and
twelve known beverages as well
as recipes for...
Data and Guinan react...
What'd did you just say...
I've been programmed with...
Lal, you used a verbal
You said I've instead of I have.
It is a skill my program has never
Then I will desist.
No. You have exceeded my
abilities. I do not object. I
just do not understand why it has
Well if you look at the actual line "It is a skill my program has never mastered"
Data doesn't actually say his programming doesn't allow him to use contractions, just that his program hasn't mastered that skill.
And like any skill some people are novie's at it whilst others are masters at it.
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.