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Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 23:41:54 +0000 (GMT)
From: Josh Geller 
Subject: Re: (urth) Next time I'll just say "explain yourself"

On Mon, 29 Jul 2002, Andy Robertson wrote:
> 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

Hmm. I don't know if I agree.

But hey, go ahead and believe what you like. What do I care?



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