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

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 18:29:34 UTC 2010

On 7 June 2010 14:55, Victor Vasiliev <vasilvv at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Michael's post, by claiming inflammatory content that was not actually
present at all, is the sort of thing that someone would post
attempting to derail a discussion. I don't think that was his intent,
but he still should have known better.

- d.

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