Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 00:37 UTC
Features, Office In the comments on our editorial about language purism and the Psystar case, it became quite clear that language is a subject almost everyone has an opinion on - not odd if you consider that language is at the very centre of what makes us "human". Since this appears to be a popular subject, let's talk about the influence computing has had on two very minor aspects of the Dutch language.
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RE[2]: Comment by neticspace
by neticspace on Tue 27th Oct 2009 05:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by neticspace"
neticspace
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It's a nominalized ending of '-se'; hence '-sem'.

Origin: It was popular among "casual" elementary school students (AKA 'choding') to use this unorthodox verbal ending in internet forums. Now this unique ending is used in real life occasionally among youths.

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