Never mind that language is fluid and evolves, trying to halt that evolution is futile.
(And really really annoyed with all my Australian coworkers who feel the need to say "what language were you speaking, it's unintelligble?" every time I say "aluminum" or the like.)
I think that language can and must evolve, but spelling need not.
The English/Aussie spelling/pronunciation makes more sense if you look at the periodic table, but your coworkers might not have thought of that. Aussies like to take the piss...
Anyway, insisting on only one spelling is stupid, whether it is from language fascists trying to halt evolution, or someone who insists "potatoe" is the only correct answer versus those who were equally wrong in insisting "potato" is the only valid one. Language changes, deal with it.
I respectfully disagree. English spelling is already a nightmare for children and newcomers learning the language; allowing different people to spell the same word however they liked would only make it worse. Personally, I think we should simplify the spelling on all words using standard phonetics, and just have a cut-off date for transition, after which "old English spelling" would only be an academic option for those interested in transcribing older works.
There is evidence that children in English-speaking countries learn at a slower rate than their peers with a more logical and consistent spelling.
But if you're willing to not worry about realism and enjoy the fantasy...
Seriously, in a discussion about Star Wars TFA? I've seen the movie and, while I haven't seen John Carter it would be hard pressed to be less realistic
So basically, Google is pushing to completely remove me and replace me with a tiny script.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I'll take a look into "remove me" as soon as I can. In the meantime you can contact your IT business partner for more information about our efforts to "remove me and replace me with a tiny script." Have a nice day.
Typically laws should be about an outcome more than a method.
Thanks for putting this so eloquently. This is a concept I have tried to explain to people in the past (even at work in a previous job) and I lacked your excellent phrasing.
Ted Cruz (R-Canada)
I saw what you did there...
On the newer Latitude laptops, Dell moved the Home and End keys down onto the arrow keys and made them Fn enabled. It is really frustrating because I often use Home and End when editing text, often in conjunction with Shift or Control to manipulate large blocks of text.
This of course has nothing to do with TFA, but this is
Unfortunately, I use the Home key every time I load a
All the simple programs have been written.