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CHAT Jargon-mangling (was: Worse Greek 102)

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Monday, February 5, 2001, 19:23
Spoilers ahead, beware.

* Padraic Brown <pbrown@...> [010205 19:36]:
> I gather it must be very hard for someone educated in a particular > discipline to hear or read the lingo mangled so badly [..]
Ever read Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson? I'm quite proud I managed to finish it in spite of his (ab)use of linguistic theory. It's still a good book, but to imagine how great it might have been if I hadn't been reading linguistics texts for years, or if the main plot point hadn't hinged on a *very* strong version of Sapir-Whorf... urrrgh t.