Stacking conditions from the conflict lines?

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Re: Stacking conditions from the conflict lines?

Postby utsukushi » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:07 pm

Wotan wrote:But, surely you mean "sabre"? :P

That is absolutely erdiculous.

Taliesin wrote:I didn't mean to offend anyone or be pedantic in any way.

We're all pedantic here.

But seriously, I can assure you, TorgHacker has had to deal with much worse. I'm not going to name names, of course, because I'm standing right here and might get upset, but... she's had much, much worse.

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Re: Stacking conditions from the conflict lines?

Postby TorgHacker » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:27 pm

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Re: Stacking conditions from the conflict lines?

Postby Padre » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:19 pm

TorgHacker wrote:Yesterday I learned that other languages have actual central authorities on the use and words of the language. ... %C3%A7aise

English doesn't.

The other language speakers are concerned about the "purity" of their language. English speakers aren't. As Victorian wag is reputed to have said, "defending the purity of the English language is like defending the purity of an East End whore."

It's related to English's tendency to steal any vocabulary that is needed and adapt it to our needs, creating new synonyms to enrich our pool. Or as someone else once said, "English doesn't _borrow_ from other languages. English chases them into dark alleys, beats them senseless, and rifles through their pockets for loose vocabulary."

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