Gnome controversy was Re: DVD burning]
dallen at codermotor.com
Mon Dec 26 19:49:28 PST 2005
Lew Wolfgang wrote:
> I'm a bit surprised by Torvald's use of foul language,
Why? He's not Jesus Christ. Given that this is 2005 and not 1955, I
think the definition of "Foul language" is, in most contexts, more than
a little anachronistic. The word fuck in its various forms is so
embedded in today's English vernacular that I'm surprised that anyone
could be surprised that someone would use it. I even expect it in
certain expressions which wouldn't carry the emotional payload
sufficiently without its use.
In the instant case, I thought that, within the context of both the
thread and Linus's thought, the use of the word was not unacceptable.
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