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[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by Biff on Tue 27th Oct 2009 12:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
Biff
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2009-10-27

Which sentence do you like to hear ?

Hey, you have a really pretty girlfriend!

or

Hey, you have a really handsome girlfriend!


Pretty and handsome have the same meaning and still the sentences above have a complete different meaning.
When I tell you the second sentence in your face, I'm sure I'm ending up with a black eye.

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