Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Moving on from here

I must say, I thoroughly enjoy discussing all things linguistic. If you people need to move on, I'm fine with that, too. I think things got a little too heated for the type of discussion this could have been, what with all the outraging and see-here-ing. It seems to me that actual academic debates that currently (not to mention historically) exist among linguists should not be so quickly poo-pooed as irrelevant. I do find it curious and a bit disconcerting when men (self-proclaimed feminists or not) want to define what legitimate feminist issues are, but that's another topic for another day. I hope that, moving forward, we can have legitimate, thoughtful (and gracious) academic discussions.

I wonder if we (who don't know each other personally) might have a better time of this if we all met for dinner/discussion one night. Any thoughts?

2 comments:

Quinn said...

This has always been one of my biggest issues with blogging. I love the immediacy of it, but I hate that statements that might be understood and interacted with in a in-person conversation, simply are not on-line.

I hate the internet. It looks like Rachelle will now never date me. :)

Seriously though, I'd be into getting together sometime, but only if we all can get totally wasted.

I jest, I jest.

Rachelle said...

Only if you bring the hooka.

 
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