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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Wednesday February 12, 2003
07:22 AM

When linguists gossip

[ #10539 ]
Dear Log,

When linguists gossip: When linguists gossip:

"You know what I can't stand? All those people who work on Hawaiian, what with their FONTS!"

"Oh God yes. Such CRYBABIES."

"Waaa, waaaa, we have ONE accent mark on vowels, and glottal stop symbol!"

"And of course they would rather die a painful death than write that accent with the things in Latin-1. I mean, God forbid they should use an acute, or a circumflex, no no, they HAVE to have it be a macron!"

"Because it would be the end of the world if they used the same fonts as anyone else. And their glottal stop symbol is just a single openquote but, again, they can't just use a backtick, or even a proper single openquote character. No, they have to stamp their little feet until someone makes them a separate font..."

"Separate and incompatible with Latin-1!"

"Well obviously."

"I hate their whole sanctimonious thing about how their whole spelling system is a tradition handed down by the ancestors since the dawn of time because it's, what, sixty years old? seventy?"

"I got shoes older than that supposed 'tradition'."

"Those people just annoy me."

"They're awful awful awful."

"I hate them SO MUCH."

"They're a million times worse than Hitler."

"A billion times."

"A European-billon times!"

"SO MUCH."

"I hope some law gets passed that forbids them from even using Roman script at all. Serves 'em right."

"Exactly, and instead they should have to use Cherokee syllabics"

"Alternating with Arabic script"

"And only in green ink."

"SMELLY green ink that SMEARS!"

"Serves 'em right."

"Are we out of Stoli ALREADY?"

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