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johnslat



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:28 pm    Post subject: English is not normal Reply with quote

"No, English isn’t uniquely vibrant or mighty or adaptable. But it really is weirder than pretty much every other language

by John McWhorter


https://aeon.co/essays/why-is-english-so-weirdly-different-from-other-languages

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John
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Xie Lin



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, John, I'll bite! Why the technology forum? (Weird location suits a weird language?) Laughing

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johnslat



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, wrong forum Embarassed

Switched it to Current Events.

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John
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AGoodStory



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnslat wrote:
Oops, wrong forum Embarassed

Switched it to Current Events.

Thanks,
John


Well, John, I am seriously disappointed. I eagerly anticipated some very funny reason for posting the article on the Technology Forum! Crying or Very sad
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear AGoodStory,

Well, my wife always seems to think it's funny when I screw up. Very Happy

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John
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