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Debasing of the language

It is not just the Danes having trouble with English, it is our friends in Canada too, and the National Post takes careful aim at one of my most loathed words, 'community'. As if it had not already had all meaning sucked out of it through absurd usages around ethnic groups - consider the growing use of 'white community' in the UK. What unites us bar lack of melanin? Erm... Similarly Asian community, Black community etc etc.

And, "So it is that there is now the clubbing community, the composting community, the conspiracy theorists community; and online, people form the "diaper-lover community" (often associated with the "adult baby community"), the fans of MacGyver community and the cigar aficionado community; and there would be 1.2 million hits on Google for the seemingly nonsensical phrase, 'world community'".

Further absurdities detected by the Post include 'pedestrian community', 'Eating community' and within the Campbell's Soup community, an academic imagines there is probably "the 'chunky community' and the 'consomme' community".

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Anonymous verity said... 2:22 pm

Don't let tony blair know about this. He has stolen everything else about our national identity and our sense of ourselves as a nation from us. Don't give him any ideas or he will outlaw the speaking of English and make Urdu or Somali the national language and the language of parliament.

Tony Blair absolutely must not find out about the loss of the Danish language. He would love it!

I hate tony blair so much I cannot think of any cruel twist of fate he might suffer that would satisfy me.  



Anonymous verity said... 2:25 pm

I posted this on the wrong thread, for those wondering what the hell this has to do with anything. It should have gone on the thread below about Danish. Apologies.  



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