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swallow
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posted 13 April 2003 12:38 PM      Profile for swallow     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
German profs want to stamp out English words, substitute French equivalents
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Michelle
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posted 13 April 2003 12:51 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm so disappointed to read this. I was hoping the US would be alone in their idiocy on this matter.
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dale cooper
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posted 13 April 2003 12:54 PM      Profile for dale cooper     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sadly, ignorance and idiocy are trans-boundary properties.
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Michelle
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posted 13 April 2003 12:57 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Apparently!
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Michelle
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posted 13 April 2003 01:02 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And you know what else gets me about this whole "freedom fries" thing in the US? Not to go off on a tangent or anything, but the same people who likely whined over gender-inclusive language are the type of people who are now going gung-ho over "Freedom Fries" and "Liberty Cabbage". I guess when it comes to making half of the population feel enfranchised, language is completely unimportant, but when we want to piss off our international neighbours like name-calling schoolchildren - oh, suddenly language is all-important.

Knobs.


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