Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn
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We are known by the spears they pierce us by

Here's the ultimate expression of a trend I consider to be sick. Firstly,I find it really sad that people have so much of an urge to standardize onEnglish, throughout the world. Sure, it's a decent language, but it's notthat special, and further, even a really good language (like Japanese, with theKanji snipped out) wouldn't be a good thing to standardize on -- linguisticdiversity gives us, collectively, access to so many of the treasures ofhumanity.. literature, poetry, music, that would be chopped off at the kneesif we all went to English. It also takes away part of the stuff that, evenshould a single world order come about, should not be lost. Knowing manylanguages is part of being cultured, and is a worthwhile distinctiveness.Next thing you know, Korean families will be sending their kids to a plasticsurgeon to make them look more western. At that point, I'll have torn allmy hair out :) Ein Welt, eine Sprache? Nein! Besides, a cute accent can be very attractive.. *happy sigh*

Sound on my laptop is .. a little bit flakey sometimes. The latest kernels,which I haven't upgraded to, might fix the problem.. today, I thought thatsomething finally broke when I couldn't play music at all, but it turned outthat my headphones were plugged only halfway into the hole, causing thedriver to somehow get confused. Heh.

I'm doing a late lunch today, and so I'm at Kiva Han instead of Srees (whichis likely closed). I like it here -- I've occasionally stopped by here afterwork, to vary my routine a bit. Like CoffeeTree, it has a Telerama Access Point..The food's decent, and the environment is physically nicer than CoffeeTree..The people are less interesting but more numerous than there..

Last night, I stayed up late and got ahead on my homework.. a good thing,considering that I have two big assignments due this Thursday. After that,and after I finish my big work assignment (should be done by end of this week), my stress level will drop to normal levels again. Yay.

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