Subject: Re: SHEIT

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 11:52:38 -0800

From: "James M. Burton" <jimburtn@epic17.Stanford.EDU>

Newsgroups: alt.slack

References: 1

The moral here is that *any* distinction on *any* basis is *wrong*.

Therefore, I propose that we reduce all English pronouns to the

UNIX expression * (pronounced "*"). This method will allow * to say

whatever * wants without risk of making any assumptions about who * or *

is.

Of course, the word "is" discriminates against the multiple-personalitied

and hive beings, so * would replace all "be" constructions with an = sign.

That way, there = no risk of offense through conjugation. Similarly, *

would need to replace articles (which embody arbitrary value judgements,

such as the difference between "a something" and "THE something) with a -

sign. Capitalization = forbidden as well, and punctuation as well since *

imply - making of value judgements

while * = at * * could note that verbs by dividing * into "subjects" and

"objects" = implicitly accept - phallocentric doctrine of active and

passive roles - simple replacement would be X which = representative of -

superior X chromosome

* now X - need to X with adjectives which by nature X stereotypes to nouns

- good alternative would be \$ * X - to = - \$ solution

- X problem * X = - issue of nouns to X that something = \$ or \$ =

inherently \$ and X to = X - \$ way to \$ with - phenomena = for elimination

with - % symbol

now % = much \$ * X finally * X X % with - ^ % ^ % X \$ ^ * X - \$ = \$ ^ X

- \$ X * = - % % ^ ^ & ^ \$ %

^ = ^ \$ % ^ X * \$ \$ = ^ - \$ \$ % \$ = ^ \$ X - % X = - ? % ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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