Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id PAA29146 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Sun, 17 Sep 2000 15:04:18 +0100 Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2000 14:06:11 +0100 From: Robin Faichney <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Purported mystical "knowledge" Message-ID: <20000917140611.B2429@reborntechnology.co.uk> References: <200009142049.QAA28199@mail6.lig.bellsouth.net> <200009161917.PAA18118@mail3.lig.bellsouth.net> <39C3DBD9.A6DECE06@fcol.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii User-Agent: Mutt/1.0.1i In-Reply-To: <39C3DBD9.A6DECE06@fcol.com>; from firstname.lastname@example.org on Sat, Sep 16, 2000 at 04:45:14PM -0400 Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sat, Sep 16, 2000 at 04:45:14PM -0400, Robert (Bob) Grimes wrote:
> I cannot figure why one would have to create a whole new
> vocabulary where it could be expressed in "normal" language...
What about cases where it could not be expressed in "normal" language?
Personally, I think that new ideas very often deserve new words.
Reuse of old ones can be very confusion-prone.
Of course, the more conservative among us will naturally be averse to
neologisms. Not that I'd necessarily accuse you of that, Bob. But we're
all a bit conservative at some times, in some ways, aren't we?
-- Robin Faichney
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