It Ain't funny [Was: Ain't it funny..]
steve at openmoko.com
Tue May 12 06:17:00 CEST 2009
Best of all is to avoid hyperbolic claims of totalitarian behavior all
together, since the claim, if true,
will never see the light of pixels, and if false, is self refuting.
That's my rhetorical observation for the day.
Dale Maggee wrote:
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> Shawn Rutledge wrote:
>> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 9:12 AM, Dale Maggee <antisol at internode.on.net> wrote:
>>> Generally when I hear the word "nazi" used, it means "totalitarian", not
>>> "monster" or "mass murderer" - think of the "soup nazi" in Seinfeld.
>>> That's what I meant. Not the other. *At All*. Sorry.
>> That just goes to show the meaning has gotten diluted from overuse, doesn't it.
> Absolutely, to the point that I wasn't even aware that there were other
> meanings you could read into it, and that's why I felt like such a dick
> once I had this pointed out to me.
> Like I said, I learned something, and as a consequence I'll need to find
> myself a new metaphor for "totalitarian"...
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