Re: OT - Programming Languages w/o English Syntax
On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 12:03:06 -0500,
Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On Sun, 2003-10-19 at 08:19, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 05:51:16 -0500,
> > Ron Johnson <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > <1066560676.28502.15.camel@haggis>:
> > > On Sun, 2003-10-19 at 00:03, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > > > On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 17:12:15 -0500,
> > > > John Hasler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > > > <email@example.com>:
> > > >
> > > > > Pigeon writes:
> > > > > > I was under the impression that "Serbian" was written with
> > > > > > Roman characters, and "Croatian" with Cyrillic, but they
> > > > > > were actually the
> > > >
> > > > ..the other way around.
> > > >
> > > > > > same language, hence "Serbo-Croatian". How close to the
> > > > > > truth is this?
> > > > >
> > > > > "A language is a dialect with its own army and navy."
> > > >
> > > > ..historically, the white man used his military and political
> > > > power and, this language as part of "nation building". ;-)
> > >
> > > As have every other conquering nation or tribe.
> > >
> > > Why do people think that Europeans
> > ..here we go: "Europeans"? Is "Europe" any less part of Asia than
> > India and China? ;-)
> Yes, it is.
..how? Both India and China has 3 times as many people. These also
has as much saline water and even less rock between themselves and
..or, whould we look into the source of this language, politics? ;-)
> That's why there are 7 continents, not 6.
..I'll buy the 7'th being Kalaallit Nunaat, aka Greenland. ;-)
> But what does that have to do with my point that people have the
> same basic emotions/needs (greed, hunger) in a Corporate Boardroom
> in New York or London and in a little village in China or India.
..you call people from Western Asia, "Europeans".
What's in it for you? ;-)
> > > are any different than any other
> > > "race"? Before the Renaissance, Europeans were just like the vast
> > > majority of the world's poor are now: scraping out a meager
> > > existence, oppressed by landlords, superstitious, uneducated, and
> > > occasionally conquered, and thus landlord X substituted for
> > > landlord Y.
> > ..well, under today's international legal regime with control over 5
> > out of the 5 veto seats in the UN Security Council, white man
> > qualifies
> USA (1)
> ENGLAND (2)
> RUSSIA (3)
> FRANCE (4)
> Chinese are, well, Chinese, not European/Caucasian, so I'm kinda
> confused here.
> > enough
> > as "Herrmensch" to convince me Adolf would have laughted his ass
> > off.
> Ummm.... "Herr" is like "Sir", and "mensch" is plural of "man", I
> think. "Sir man" is, pardon the pun, a foreign concept to me.
> Surely, it's an idiom, though, that I'd understand in a different
..Monique got it closer. ;-)
> > Red China Communism came from where? ;-)
> So the idea came from Germany, and then got twisted from Marx's
> idea of revolt by workers in the Industrial Revolution to justifi-
> cation of mass starvation (in the 1950s) of peasants and then the
> Cultural Revolution, while Mao was living like an Emperor.
..bravo, not bad. Not at all bad. ;-)
> Face it: where ever you go, there are people who are ambitious and
> hard working enough to move "up the ladder", whether that be in a
> semi-capitalistic or "communal" system, and a democracy/republic
> or an authoritarian state. Every one else just wants their rice
..yeah, billions is thrown into modifying rice genome to get it to do
what an avocado a day can do for your health, I dunno about the
rest of mankind, myself I like exciting food, but I think I'd prefer an
avocado a day in a rice diet, over an 100% rice diet, especially
if the rice is genetically modified to "do what an avocado a day
can do for your health", but then again, that's just me. ;-)
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.