Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by StephenBeDoper on Sun 25th Oct 2009 19:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
StephenBeDoper
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As for the point—Apple have a legal requirement to protect their brand.


It's trademarks that they must protect, or risk losing their claims to them. But so far as I'm aware, Apple hasn't accused Psystar of trademark violation (it appears that Psystar has been fairly careful to avoid using "Mac," "Macintosh," or "Apple" in any of their product names).

As far as I’m aware, there’s no legal precidant to protect the current form of any language, except perhaps for the school curriculum, but then you hardly get people up in court for crimes against language.


Unless you put up English signage in Quebec, that is ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9...

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