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Re: ned'm website semi-up

From:JOEL MATTHEW PEARSON <mpearson@...>
Date:Monday, March 15, 1999, 20:31
On Mon, 15 Mar 1999, Joe Mondello wrote:

> In a message dated 3/15/99 1:56:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, mpearson@UCLA.EDU > writes: > > > I must say that I was surprised and quite offended to find the phrase "I > don' > > t > > hate > > gays, I hate fags" used to illustrate the pronunciation of the "ey" sound. > > Not > > only is > > this a complete non sequitur, it's also highly mean-spirited, in my > opinion. > > I > > suggest > > that you remove these infantile touches if you want your conlang projects > to > > be > > taken > > seriously by others. > > > This was an aggregious error on my behalf, whose explanation hardly makes up > for the offense that it implies. The reason that was used in the orthography > section is because I had originally only made up the orthography for a teacher > of mine who had expressed interest in the project. In the orthography I made > somewhat veiled references to students in the class, one of whom had recently > made the statement "I don't hate gays, I ahte fags." In context, It was a > jibe at a despised homophobe, but outside of that It is a painfully > embarassing mistake on my behalf. I apologize to all who had to read this and > I hope that no one holds this mistake against me too much.
Given the circumstances, I accept your apology. No hard feelings! I pity your classmate for holding such warped views, and I pity you for having to put up with him. Hopefully you'll have a chance to remove the in-joke before it rubs anyone else the wrong way... Best, Matt.