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[2]: Thom has a point...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Thom has a point..."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

As for Thom, publishing this as a normal OSNews piece has no excuse. Opinions belong in editorials and should be marked as such, with disclaimers.


This IS marked as an editorial, in two ways actually. But maybe you couldn't see it through the foam accumulating around your mouth ;) .

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RE[3]: Thom has a point...
by wirespot on Sun 25th Oct 2009 17:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Thom has a point..."
wirespot Member since:
2006-06-21

Then you need to mark it better, because yes, I haven't seen it. In spite of my eyes being located well above my mouth and all the foam. Wait, there's a lightbulb icon. Which clearly means "editorial". If only I'd have inferred that earlier I wouldn't have made such a fool out of myself.

Not to mention that I appear to be touched by the rabies. Apparently the fact that I just took apart your rants is a clear sign of madness. Whereas leveraging a non-personal website to push your personal beliefs against any common sense, and then failing to address the criticism, is the epitome of sanity and good sense. I stand corrected.

Edited 2009-10-25 17:32 UTC

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RE[4]: Thom has a point...
by red_devel on Sun 25th Oct 2009 22:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Thom has a point..."
red_devel Member since:
2006-03-30

Not to mention that I appear to be touched by the rabies. Apparently the fact that I just took apart your rants is a clear sign of madness. Whereas leveraging a non-personal website to push your personal beliefs against any common sense, and then failing to address the criticism, is the epitome of sanity and good sense. I stand corrected.


Wow, this cracks me up. Where did you "take apart" his "rant". Both Thom's article and the parent post seem to be well thought out rational arguments, and I haven't seen a single good counter point. Your posts, on the other hand, have all in fact been total rants bordering on lunacy. Take a step back from the keyboard big guy. Taking this stuff a tad too seriously I'm afraid.

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