Monday, December 08, 2008

Newspeak Dictionary Censors Bad Words Like--Nun

Sebastian shares my own worries when I hear about dumb, dumb, dumb things like this.

Don't they want people to understand our language?

4 comments:

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Birdie said...

Scary stuff.

Tim's Mom said...

This reminds me of libraries culling great classics that nobody checks out anymore to make room for current pop twaddle. Except, I can understand library shelves having limited space - is there a number limit on words mandating removal of less-used ones to make room for trendy words?

Sebastian said...

Ah, thanks for mentioning me. The more I think about it, the more annoyed I am at the sort of words that got edited out. Just squeeze the life out of the language.

And I haven't run into that many kids who had trouble learning the technology related words (or nagging about wanting the related hardware).

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