Date: Tue Feb 22 2000 - 22:27:07 EST
In a message dated 2/22/2000 9:56:34 PM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is messing with the original, George? People are just trying to
translate the original into English and other languages as faithfully
(accurately) as possible. Translating inclusive ANQROPOI with exclusive
English "man" is actually changes the meaning of the original, and that's
not faithful translation. >>
The English word "man" IS NOT, and NEVER HAS BEEN an exclusive term.
Admittedly, there are some who are doing their damnedest to make it so -- but
Now, I'm not a stubborn man. I will maintain TO MY DYING BREATH that I AM
NOT STUBBORN. I'll just never be able to accept that viewpoint which has only
arisen under the aegis of the NOW hags (a very recent phenomenon). :-) I'm
trying to be humorous about this, but I do feel strongly about the matter.
These neo-logisms are destroying the language. Natural development of the
language is one thing, but a concerted effort to reconstruct it in some
ideological manner is entirely different.
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