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Links 1 through 10 of 13 by Simon Phipps tagged Language

The talk Damien gave on this at OSCON was one of the best I have ever been to - erudite, funny and clever.

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Fascinating overview of the challenges deciphering ancient languages. At least there's no DRM or obsolete media to overcome.

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I was shown this after a message on a mailing list that told someone they should be ashamed of themselves in a "no true community member would ask such a question" way. Turns out that construct is a genetic marker for self-delusion. Who knew.

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Good to see it's not just Chinglish that has this problem. Presumably this is "Welglish"

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"So why is it that British people prefer to read American books exactly as their authors intended, but books written in British English need to undergo an intensive word substitution exercise to make them fit for American consumption?"

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Classic sign. I like this site, I keep finding cool music and art there.

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Some people may have assumed that James would abhor changes to javac and the Java language. Read this for an eye-opener.

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Perhaps the greatest strength of open source software is that it is globally localisable, empowering every nation to have software in their language without having to climb currency conversion or tariff barriers.

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Note that less than a third of blogging is done in English...

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As Wormwood says in the Screwtape Letters, the best way to stop you experiencing a thing is to take away the word you use to talk about it.

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