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Re: [vox] [OT] ISO's vs ISOs
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Re: [vox] [OT] ISO's vs ISOs



Rick Moen writes:
 > Quoting Peter Jay Salzman (p@dirac.org):
 > 
 > > ps- it's perfectly acceptable for a language to be a living thing. :)
 > 
 > Just as it's permissible for you to be a surgeon.

I'm afraid that parallelism went right over my head. Care to elaborate?

 > (I get tired of people saying "The language should be allowed to change"
 > in order to justify tacky, vague, or otherwise horrid neologisms, as if
 > we had no choice as to what words to let into our homes.)

However, judging by your previous comments, you don't necessarily
believe this to be one such instance...

-Micah
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