[Circle] [OFFTOPIC] Re: English -- the Final post.

From: James R. Tanis (bloodwych@juno.com)
Date: 08/20/96

'little Hitlers'.
Maybe you should follow your own advice and say nothing at all.

PS> Hope your in the front line.

On Mon, 19 Aug 1996 20:05:32 -0500 (CDT) Alex <fletcher@cspo.queensu.ca>
>On Mon, 19 Aug 1996, Argus wrote:
>> You people all make me sick.  ACK! PUKE!  Some of the people on this 
>> mailing list don't know English as a primary language and you are 
>> assuming the person who originally posted this message know english 
>> as the rest of you children.
>Ok.  Since you have ever so casually grouped me into this group of
>people, I will point out the fact that I asked nicely for him to use
>'anyways' instead of 'neways' and suchnot.  This albeit is proper
>English and as such I should be shot I guess.  Anyways, my point in
>saying this is that if people use 'warez' speak, they are *never*
>going to be able to spell in English, and it is a point of note that
>the Internet runs on English in general, mostly because it is the
>most predominant language in the world (Chinese aside).  I'm not
>assuming that he will be able to have perfect sentence structure,
>hell, I don't, you don't, nobody I personally know does in fact.
>I also didn't degrade him for it, I merely suggested that the use of
>actual words as compared to 'warez'-speak would be much easier for
>people on the list to understand and so forth.  And it is true that
>most people have difficulty reading mail full of 'u' and 'neways'
>and so forth.
>I certainly don't appreciate being called a Hitler either since I
>fell that in no way am I anywhere similar to him (hell, I can't even
>paint which he could do quite well (= ), so in future I would suggest 
>be a little more careful in how you phrase things.
>If people want to post in another language on the list, by all means,
>they can go ahead, but it is suggested that they post in English 
>because they are more likely to be understood.
>> And on behalf of the American population, which I served so proudly 
>> in our Armed Forces to keep the rights of those we serve, I 
>> appologise for some of the ignorance.  
>The last time the US Armed Forces have has to 'defend their country's
>rights' was in the War of Independance.  Some 200+ years ago if I
>recall correctly.  This isn't an all american list.  In fact, close
>to 50% of the members on the list aren't even Americans.
>> Didn't your parents teach you, "If you can't say anythnig nice, 
>> say anything at all?" and if Ignorance is bliss, you must be in 
>> heaven.
>Yes, parents do say that, but Ignorance may be bliss, but if someone
>isn't understood, and if their mail is deleted because of the 
>use of corrupted english terms, then they should be told why they 
>getting many responses.  I tried to do that.  It appears that in 
>to help someone out (which I cc'd to the list intentionally so that 
>else who uses those terms might know as well), I became a Hitler.  
>so be it.  I'm Hitler.  Big Fucking Deal.  Hitler!  Hitler!  Hitler!
>That's all I'm saying on this subject now since I've said what needed 
>be said and then defended myself from an accusation of Racism, 
>and so forth.
>Thank you, have a nice day.
>Erm... Yeah.  Whatever.
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