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Subject: RE: Rockbox FAQ for the blind
From: rinty (rinty_at_freeuk.com)
Date: 2004-06-26


If rockbox be the fount of sound, play on...

Rob

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
[mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of BlueChip
Sent: 26 June 2004 15:10
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: Rockbox FAQ for the blind

>Fred Maxwell wrote:
>>BlueChip wrote:
>>
>>>I never realised Franklin was illiterate.
>>
>>Franklin, Webster, and others who attempted to reform English
spelling
>>were not "illiterate." Many of them recognized that it was absurd
to
>>spell a work "checque" when it was not pronounced CHEK-cue. They
knew
>>that it made no sense to add a silent letter "u" to words like
color, and
>>honor.
>>You act as if any change to the language is horrific, yet your use
of
>>English bears little resemblence to the English written by William
Shakespeare.

And Shakespeare spoke (for it is debated whether he wrote, but safe to
believe he spoke) far more differently than _his_ forebearers ...but
both
he and I share a commonality of not utilising American as our language
of
choice :P

It is fair to respect American as a language, and probably the
language
which will win when the world goes unilingual. But should an American
tell
a Brit that they are speaking the same language, the chances are the
'stereo-typical Brit' will rise to the surface of the recipient and
let off
an almost intangible glow of indignance. It's just a cultural thing
<shrugs>

>Shall I compare rockbox to an Archos firmware?
>Rockbox art more lovely and more temperate.

LOL :-)

>>If you want to speak a language which never evolves, might I suggest
Latin?
>I thought you were going to say FORTRAN for a minute there...

LMAO :-)

BC :)

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