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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont
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  • what the essay describes is extremely common. My wife is from the UAE, and I've seen her using ASCIIfied Arabic transliteration - specifically, the Arabic vernacular used in the UAE - on IRC a lot.

    Although, this is definitely stupid:

    Stevenson (2000) suggests that phonological simulation in Internet Relay Chat (IRC), rather than being motivated simply by individual "desire" to mirror spoken features, "is a result of social pressure to break conventional spelling rules and comply with IRC's nonconformist,