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RE: [OT] The stigma of schema
- From: Fotios <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML DEV <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2001 01:01:51 +0100
> Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> > But all that aside, my argument for "schema", "schemata" go
> beyond respect
> > for the original language: it includes respect for English.
> > Newspeak in Orwell's 1984 is not just about efforts to
> > place political codes into speech
> As a matter of fact, Orwell is the reason that I prefer "schemas" to
> "schemata." From his "Politics and the English Language"
> "Bad writers, and especially scientific, political and
> sociological writers,
> are nearly always haunted by the notion that
> Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones."
The fact that this comes from the same person does not, in any way, reduce
the value of the "newspeak" argument.
If you think it does, then why not reverse the order that the two appear and
thus have the first negate the second.
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