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THEORY: the ignorant popular press (was THEORY: Languages divided by politics and religion)

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 30, 2000, 0:24

>In a message dated 2000/05/29 11:34:04 PM, >Brad Coon wrote: > >>As we all know, genetics does not equal linguistics. I don't think >>Greenberg's Amerind is even controversial in the true sense, what is >>annoying is seeing the ignorant popular press still parroting it. It >>was DOA and rightly so. Terrible, terrible work, appalling methodology, >>and supreme ignorance. Not that I have any strong feelings about it :) > > "the ignorant popular press" good description, Brad. > In the ignorant popular press, I still see Chinese mislabeled an
ideographic language,
>a monosyllable language, etc.. > In the ignorant popular press, I see the words _chaos_ & _anarchy_ used
in the
>same sense, interchangeably.... usually in the derogative, negative sense.
(I wonder
>if the Sacco & Vinzetti (sp?) trial could have been the start of this
>sense & use of the word _anarchy_ in the ignorant popular press?) > > zHANg > > "Inglis blong virus" > > >