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Re: solution to GFDL and DSFG problem

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 03:14:24AM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> On 2003-09-30 02:11:43 +0100 "Thomas Bushnell, BSG" <tb@becket.net> 
> wrote:
> >MJ Ray <markj@cloaked.freeserve.co.uk> writes:
> >>To be fair, the joke in poor taste is that we demand people speak 
> >>English 
> >>on this list, but my thoughts on that are well-known -- 
> >>http://ttt.esperanto.org/
> >Why, because more people speak Esperanto?
> No, because far fewer people can play the "1L speakers making fun of 
> the 2L speakers" game.  It's a more level playing field and sort of a 
> handshake, both reaching out as far, rather than native speakers 
> making little effort to accommodate.

This appears to be a variation on the "If we can't all be rich then we
should all be poor" idea, which I reject.

Besides, I'm quite capable of finding ways to make fun of people which
don't depend on that weird pidgin they call a language.

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