"Garrett Wollman" <wollman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
In article <7l6o0kF3c8nsjU1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
John F. Eldredge <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"War is Peace", "Freedom is Slavery", and "Ignorance is Strength"
were the three mottos of the totalitarian government in Orwell's
Is there anyone (here) who doesn't know that?
Also completely irrelevant to the notion that the meaning of words
in the English language is defined by the whole community of people
who speak English, not by bureaucrats in Geneva.
The bureaucrats in Geneva are irrelevant to the meaning or words in
the English language. The bureaucrats in London and Washington are
irrelevant; bureaucrats everywhere can't change it and I'm not sure
that's a bad thing.
Marketeers are imitated for the meaning of words today, and *that*
annoys me. We'll end up with words that have no meaning whatsoever.
The marketeers have two down, one to go. Some day, over oil or water,
they'll convince us that continued consumerism is worth killing
other people over.
 Or probably 'them'.
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