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AAAUUUUGH! (was Re: consport/congaming)

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Friday, September 17, 2004, 17:24
On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 17:04:34 +0100, Jan van Steenbergen
<ijzeren_jan@...> wrote:

> Without indulging in the same eternal discussion about the pros and > the contras of IB, I must object against the term hijacked.
Aw, crap. Is there no subject about which we will not argue? I feel like Charlie Brown practicing place-kicking. Every time a thread starts, Lucy sticks the football out, and it takes a single word spoken indelicately for her to yank the football away at the last minute, and I land flat on my back, wondering what the heck happened this time, and feeling a familiar sense of dismay, or betrayal, or something in that general semantic space. I'm half tempted to suggest John lock the list for a week, to let us all calm down and get a sense of perspective, but I fear I could not live without my fix for that long. Can we please think twice, then leave the computer, go get a cup of chai and a cigarette, or whatever, then come back and think some more before posting anything in reaction to something we any of us consider inflammatory? Let's get back to Conlanging, or at least to general language or linguistics discussion, and leave the partisanship (on *any* subject) at the door. Thanks, Frustrated in North Carolina


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>