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Re: suggestion

From: Jessica Chaiken <jchaiken@mindspring.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 14:04:27
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
OKOKOK. I was going to keep silent but, regretably, I can't.

Rail all you want, but you cannot keep language and language use from
changing. Language is a living thing which grows, changes, and sometimes
dies over generations. Consider how the Anglo-Saxons protested speaking
French, or how the French still oppose other languages creeping into theirs
(Vive Le Weekend!).

For a while, I was collecting computer words which popped into the
language: cyberkiosk, e-tailing, infobahn, etc.

And, for what it's worth, the New York Times used emoticons in their
crossword puzzle two years ago. All the News That's Fit to Print, even

See, Ma! A masters in linguistics can be used in everyday life!

ps: I do get a kick out of "new" HTML tags, ie: <soapbox>rant</soapbox>
Jessica Chaiken, Media Specialist
National Rehabilitation Information Center
800/346-2742, ext 35
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