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Re: OT - Programming Languages w/o English Syntax



On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 05:51:16 -0500, 
Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> 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 <john@dhh.gt.org> wrote in message 
> > <873cdq42m8.fsf@toncho.dhh.gt.org>:
> > 
> > > 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?  ;-) 

>  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
enough
as "Herrmensch" to convince me Adolf would have laughted his ass off.
Red China Communism came from where?  ;-)

-- 
..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.



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