Rockbox mail archiveSubject: RE: Rockbox FAQ for the blind
RE: Rockbox FAQ for the blind
From: rinty <rinty_at_freeuk.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 15:41:10 +0100
If rockbox be the fount of sound, play on...
[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:
>>>I never realised Franklin was illiterate.
>>Franklin, Webster, and others who attempted to reform English
>>were not "illiterate." Many of them recognized that it was absurd
>>spell a work "checque" when it was not pronounced CHEK-cue. They
>>that it made no sense to add a silent letter "u" to words like
>>You act as if any change to the language is horrific, yet your use
>>English bears little resemblence to the English written by William
And Shakespeare spoke (for it is debated whether he wrote, but safe to
believe he spoke) far more differently than _his_ forebearers ...but
he and I share a commonality of not utilising American as our language
It is fair to respect American as a language, and probably the
which will win when the world goes unilingual. But should an American
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
an almost intangible glow of indignance. It's just a cultural thing
>Shall I compare rockbox to an Archos firmware?
>Rockbox art more lovely and more temperate.
>>If you want to speak a language which never evolves, might I suggest
>I thought you were going to say FORTRAN for a minute there...
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