[ExI] Putting a face with the name
spike at rainier66.com
Sun Jul 21 14:56:13 UTC 2019
From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of William Flynn Wallace
Subject: Re: [ExI] Putting a face with the name
Which might lead some to ask the snarky question: Where do you waste
> time then? ;)
I could care less. :P
An odddity in the English language (meaning the people who use it), where two opposite statements are taken by many to mean the same thing: 'could care less', 'could not care less'
BillW, regarding language oddities, it occurred to me that Spanish-speakers could gender-neutralize their language by borrowing the English article “the” to substitute for their gender-specific (and therefore outdated) terms la and el. The follow-through whacks off the gender-specific trailing a and o, along with any other suspicious-looking vowels.
The Spanish phrase for inviting a friend into your house, “entre la casa mi amigo” becomes “entre the cas mi amig.”
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