> > Goofing partially aside, if a term isnt widely known, it should
> > be discarded.
> Josh Martin wrote: I'm afraid I have to disagree, Spike. (with this and the
> pygmies in space
> thing, but that's another subject)
OK Im cool with that. Were you against pygmies in space? If you
read my pygmies post, I too thought pygmies a poor choice in
general. Now if you can find a pygmy with a formal training in
engineering, mechanics and is an excellent grasp of poetry and
technical language, far be it from me to object.
> I hope I don't sound like one of Steven Pinker's "Language Mavens,"
> protecting our hallowed language against Newspeak, but I do believe that an
> expressive, subtle language is useful for converting thought to
> communication to thought again.
Newspeak! Glad you brought that up Josh. Hey, check out that passage
in 1984 where Orwell introduces newspeak. We could have a
really cool newspeak thread. spike
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