[ILUG] my comments on the constitution
drjolt+ilug at redbrick.dcu.ie
Fri Mar 24 10:14:34 GMT 2000
Quoting <001b01bf9578$6cac2b60$1000000a at tomas>
by ptmacr <ptmacr at eircom.net>:
> My suggestion was a simple one: use the Irish-language version of
> the officers' titles as a painless but potent-enough way of linking
> to cultural roots.
Even if those officers may not themselves be rooted in Irish culture?
IMHO you can be born in Ireland, to Nth generation Irish parents, and
have no connection, nor desire for connection to what passes for Irish
culture, and that's just one good reason not to pursue such an agenda,
the other good reason being our friends here from other cultural
> David Murphy's suggestion (perhaps tongue stuck in cheek) of making
> English the ILUG "official" langauge recalls the Statutes of
> Kilkenny and later the woes of poor old Sir Henry Sidney and Sir
> John Davies who cried bitter tears complaining to their "Most
> Gracious Sovereign and Lord etc" how the ill-affected natives of the
> 'conquered' colony refused to just roll over and become 'civilised'
> and 'dacent' through abandoning all aspects of their native culture.
Actually, it calls for a focus on ease of communication over people's
petty nationalism. In the networked world, nations are obsolete.
People just haven't realised that yet.
When asked if it is true that he uses his wheelchair as a weapon he will reply:
"That's a malicious rumour. I'll run over anyone who repeats it."
Stephen Hawking - [http://www.smh.com.au/news/0001/07/features/features1.html]
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