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Re: Norwegian languages

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Sunday, September 1, 2002, 17:27
Arthaey wrote:
>(Is "ebonics" no longer PC? I don't pay much attention to PCness, so I may >have easily missed the memo. :P ) I've listened to them too, but I always >felt that it was more a subset of slang that I didn't know, similar to a >non-geek listening to a bunch of computer users talking about techincal >stuff. I've seen people's eyes glaze over at some heavy duty techno-mumbo >jumbo. :)
I think your confusing two quite different things here; when you have trouble understanding another accent/dialect, you have trouble with alien words for familiar things or alien pronunciations of familiar words, whereas the trouble understanding the geeks generally is mostly due to unfamiliar words for unfamiliar things and, even worse, familiar words for unfamiliar things. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos: