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Subject: Re: rasher: firmware id3.c,1.110,1.111

Re: rasher: firmware id3.c,1.110,1.111

From: Martin Arver <martin.arver_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-12

Hi, I have been following this discussion for some time now and just
wanted to give some thoughts on this subject. Svante, allthough
negerpunk certainly sounds bad in swedish, it doesn't mean that it
sound as bad in other languages. This term could in theory come from
german, the netherlands, norway, denmark, or some other country with a
germanic language. Some languages use the same word with a similar
meaning, but that doesn't mean that it has to mean exactly the same
thing. If neger has been used in a bad way in sweden, it doesn't mean
that it has been used in the same way in germany. I am swedish, and I
have allways made sure to differ between neger and nigger, which you
don't seem to do. With all the languages in the world, I am pretty
sure that there are words that have one meaning in one, and another in
the next. I do not mean to tell you that you are not allowed to have
your opinion on this subject, just that what if the term were coined
by someone in another country where negerpunk doesn't mean anything
else than punk music played by black people (e.g. Bad Brains), i.e.
not in a bad way. Just think of why Honda F*tta is called Honda Jazz
in scandinavia. I know, a bad example, but I think it is a bit of a
fast conclusion to think that just because a term sounds swedish, it
doesn't have to be swedish.

Martin

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