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From Erik de Bruin <e...@ixsoftware.nl>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Localization Proposal (was re: International English)
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:37:10 GMT
My vote would be a -0 right now, strongly leaning towards a veto - on principle.

I object on (at least) 3 points:

- This is a solution looking for a problem; a waste of everyone's time.

- Enforced language rules will raise the bar for entry, especially for
non-native speakers. It's hard enough most of us to even write
English, let alone having to worry about which dialect to use. Even
the fact that there is such a distinction will be beyond most - even
native speakers.

- This endless discussion will only lead to more endless discussions,
as there is nothing as contentious as "correct" language use ...
should I have used single quotes? Do we avoid fancy words like
"contentious"? Was the use (twice!) of "endless" really necessary, or
did it only add to the passive/aggressive nature of this sentence? How
about that ellipsis, did I use that correctly? Should I have
capitalized (capitalised?) the "should" right after the ellipsis? etc.
etc.

EdB



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