Tag: language

Lost in Translation

A version of the new English Mass has been leaked prior to official release. It is more faithful to the Latin version of the Novus Ordo Mass than the current silliness. A draft translation of the new Mass in English "A draft translation of the new Mass in English is available here in the form …

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PC for Your PC

I frickin’ HATE political correctness!!! ‘Master’ and ‘slave’ computer labels unacceptable, officials say “LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) — Los Angeles officials have asked that manufacturers, suppliers and contractors stop using the terms ‘master’ and ‘slave’ on computer equipment, saying such terms are unacceptable and offensive. The request — which has some suppliers furious and others …

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Y'all Sound Stupid

I hate Southern drawls and, it would seem, so do speech recognition and natural language processing programs. Southern drawls don’t compute “SHREVEPORT, La. – Southern drawls have thwarted voice recognition equipment used by the Shreveport Police Department to route non-emergency calls.”

Stimulating Artificial Mindsets

Initiating Mission-Critical Jargon Reduction By GEOFFREY NUNBERG “Asking a business consulting firm to repair the damage business itself has done to the English language may feel a bit like entrusting the school nutrition program to a fried chicken chain. Nonetheless, since last month almost 100,000 people have downloaded a free program from Deloitte Consulting that …

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Cymry a'r Wasgar

As a person of Welsh descent, an appreciator of dying tongues, and a supporter of several underdogs, this is a matter of some importance to me. Trouble in the Motherland: Impending Death of Welsh as a Community Language “According to the evidence submitted to the United Nations on May 27 – 31, 2002 in Geneva, …

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