Isaiah 7.14 and Matthew

Polycarp66 at Polycarp66 at
Fri Feb 9 06:54:09 EST 2001

In a message dated 2/6/2001 11:56:18 PM Central Standard Time, 
rdehoop at writes:

> BTW, how old are the words "computer", "e-mail", "discussionlist",
> "internet"? Quite a lot neologisms isn't it? Must be rather offensive for
> you to have part in such an neologism-culture.

It is not simply a matter of "new" words which is disagreeable.  It is the 
tendency to abandon perfectly good older terms because someone has become 
offended with some real or imagined offensive occurence.  When languages 
cease to develop they die.  I'm not prepared, however, to change my use of 
terms every five minutes to suit someone's whims.

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