06 November 2008

People in Britain learning a lot from Bush style US

When I started to read this article, I laughed. I could not believe this was real. It must be a Nov 5 Guy Fawkes joke, I told myself.

On the other hand, BBC does seem quite serious about it.

When I got to the end of the article, I felt it was not too early in the day for a strong drink. Preferably without the ice.

According to BBC
, several local authorities are advising a ban on Latin words. (To what end? Compensate for their own stupidity)?

Oooh just read these quotes:

Latin is elitist and discriminatory
people might not understand it - particularly if English is not their first language
But the move has been welcomed by the Plain English Campaign which says some officials only use Latin to make themselves feel important.
Which rock did these people crawl out of?

What kind of fracking, condescending nonsense is this?

I am not a first language English speaker and I know bloody well what those words mean.

What's next on the list? Asterix comics? Toning down geography lessons? Burning all Latin books?

I would provide more examples but I am afraid I might mistake it for an egg! You know, given my English-is-not-my-mother-tongue status. (If you are wondering what I mean, read the last sentence of that article).

*makes list of beginner's guide to Latin books to send as Christmas presents*


dgoemans said...
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dgoemans said...

WTF!!!! ad hoc and vice versa are too hard to understand??? WTFF??? And they made a big mistake there, since its not just only english, french, italian, spanish, german, dutch all have some latin influence, so its not like its an english issue. but maybe the english are just getting dumber in general...