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ethan (3163)

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Being a 25-year old chap living in the western-most town of Germany. Stuying communication and information science and being a huge fan of XS-related things.

Journal of ethan (3163)

Saturday April 12, 2003
03:17 AM

"language demonstration"

[ #11611 ]

Oh boy, this was just what I was waiting for to see. :-/

For all those non-German speakers: It's a sort of pamphlet that proposes to replace words of English origin with their French counterparts because

Wer unrechtmaessig, z.T. sogar unmoralische Politik betreibt, kann [...] kein Vorbild sein.

("Those acting illegally, or partly even unethically cannnot be an archetype")

This article is, of course, referring to the war on Iraq that would mainly be carried out by English-speaking countries ("Der Krieg gegen den Irak wird in der Hauptsache von den englischsprachigen Laendern getragen").

The scary thing is: this initiative has been brought forth by an association in which a professor of my university is one of the four members. He happens to be working for the chair of German linguistics (the chair where I spent most of my academic time). Funnily, this chap (the second from the top) does not speak English himself.

I wonder what happened to the principle of a politically neutral science.

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