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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Your pet peeve?
by renox on Tue 27th Oct 2009 16:44 UTC
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I've looked at the previous subject and not that many comments were about language purity but apparently it's a subject you like..

I live in France so I've heard too many times about language purity debates..
I find them quite annoying in fact: language evolves in time, not so long ago people didn't go very much to school so it was really true evolution, why should we block language evolution now??
Because we have 'language tzars' who want to prove that they are important by managing language evolution and polititians who take an easy ride with nationalists by managing language 'purity'??
In an historical context it doesn't make sense.

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