Friday, 1 May 2015

Then they came for the Sanskritists.

I see that the issue of gendered pronouns is becoming retrospective.
Presumably the ordinary everyday philosophic convention has been settled. I am glad to note that in the matter of translation of ancient texts there is a general resistance to meddling. The plaintive cry ‘don’t please call it pc’ is the equivalent of ‘I’m taking my ball home’. It is all too easy to mock so I will continue to do so.

Abrecadabra, abre..cadabra, -no, no, it’s not working.
Abreca..dabrum. Ah, that’s better.


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