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
> > I must say that I was surprised and quite offended to find the phrase "I
> > 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
> > I
> > suggest
> > that you remove these infantile touches if you want your conlang projects
> > 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...