Gita Hashemi on Tue, 28 Aug 2007 01:35:45 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> language virus

At 9:49 AM -0400 8/26/07, wrote:
>Fortunately, Christophe Bruno has given me a search engine that would
>allow me to pursue the matter historically, if I cared that much. A
>related question for me concerns how or whether the increased numbers
>of those who speak or write English as a second language on the
>internet is changing common usage. I doubt if that is the case here,
>but my query had those sort of issues in mind.

now this definitely is symptomatic of the thought virus IBF (i blame 
foreigners) which is known to lead to and/or help justify 
intellectual laziness, bigotry, dogmatism, xenophobia, fundamentalism 
and other such disturbing positions.  similar to other viral 
infections, there are no known treatments for IBF once the virus 
invades the organism; however the symptoms can be temporarily 
relieved by looking into your own house, doing your homework and 
thinking before venting.  IBF symptoms may diminish and it may remain 
inactive for many years but it will never entirely leave the host's 
body once it enters, so combating it has to be a life-long commitment.

get well.


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