[Foundation-l] hiding interlanguage links by default is a Bad Idea, part 2

Birgitte SB birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 7 14:30:39 UTC 2010

--- On Mon, 6/7/10, Victor Vasiliev <vasilvv at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Victor Vasiliev <vasilvv at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] hiding interlanguage links by default is a Bad Idea, part 2
> To: "Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List" <foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
> Date: Monday, June 7, 2010, 8:55 AM
> On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 5:42 AM,
> Michael Snow <wikipedia at verizon.net>
> wrote:
> > If you don't know the history of racial issues in the
> US, you might not
> > realize just how serious a subject lynching is. In
> that cultural
> > context, it is not something to be joked about.
> Your post is a brilliant example of agressive disrespect of
> other
> cultures where lynching is merely a verb which means
> "execution by
> mob" (I think if you told someone in Russia that
> "lyniching" is an
> offensive verb, he would most probably belive you said
> something
> silly). Bear in mind that only 0.55 % of the world
> population are
> sensitive about lyncing.

That post can only being seen as an example of "agressive disrespect of other cultures" by people who think happening to be born in the USA is an agressive disrespect of other cultures.  Americans are people too!

Birgitte SB


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