Subject: Re: SHEIT
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 11:52:38 -0800
From: "James M. Burton" <jimburtn@epic17.Stanford.EDU>
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 *
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 = - ? % ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
? ? ? ? ? ? ?