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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Comment by SJ87
by sj87 on Tue 27th Oct 2009 05:43 UTC
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I read that the idiotic commas-inside-quotes rule of the US was introduced by bad typewriters not positioning commas well after a quotation mark. Although completely adapting to that is more because of a low IQ than "computers".

http://grammartips.homestead.com/inside.html

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