From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) Next time I'll just say "explain yourself" Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 23:50:37 +0100 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Josh Geller" > > > Only in Orwell's 1984 (and arguably in some SF books written since then) > > does this concept of total linguistic replacement arise. > > Really? > > When was the last time you used the word 'nigger' in conversation? > Again, not relevant, though pithy. Some words can be cut out, but it's not the same thing as the massive restructuring Orwell was diagramming --