Peter Constable petercon at
Thu Sep 25 19:07:08 CEST 2008

From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Michael Everson

> I found Niall's analogy to be both offensive and
> inapplicable, and I did not wish to say so explicitly.

His Scandanavian analogy? If that's what you mean, that's not what you referred to as over the top. He stated a reasonable concern:

> What you perceive as a logical generalisation, the native speakers may
> see as a racist generalisation.

Surely, *that* wasn't offensive?


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