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sondheim at panix.com
Mon Jun 12 10:23:18 PDT 2006
It has nothing to do with prejudice. It does have to do with list
dynamics; when there is a sudden influx of off-topic or new material on a
list by a newcomer, it's troublesome, particularly in terms of the
quantity here. And for that matter, although I may be way off the mark,
what's advertised seems to have little to do with other content.
On Mon, 12 Jun 2006, joshua raclaw wrote:
> Since when are typos and punctuation errors 'incorrect English'?
> I don't think anything's been stigmatized. Anyone with an email account knows
> that the non-standard syntax, the varying sentence length and structure, and
> some of the other features of the South Korean emails already mentioned are
> just as common to spam emails as they are legit emails from non-fluent speakers
> of English. The fact that these emails came in a rush at around the same time
> period and had similar FROM headers from different addresses certainly adds to
> the idea that these emails were spam, but the 'Engrish' used therein had just
> as much to do with that idea. There's no point in berating the list for not
> being above simple linguistic prejudices.
> Joshua Raclaw - PhD student
> Department of Linguistics
> Culture, Language & Social Practice
> University of Colorado at Boulder
> Quoting Ellis Godard <ellis.godard at csun.edu>:
> * Nilz mentioned:
> * > or whatnot... in what seems to me not alwayss
> * > correct English... maybe it is content and we did
> * > not catch the latest posting fashion in the far
> * > east or it is plain spam...
> * I'm surprised that anyone on this list, particularly a German whose messages
> * (even here) include typos and punctuation errors, would risk stigmatizing
> * incorrect English by identifying it as an indicator of spam.
> * I, too, offer humble apologies if the poster(s?) is/are legitimate
> * inquirers. But what concerned me wasn't the citation of commercial services
> * (which happens here frequently), or the incorrect Engrish (isn't AOiR trying
> * to be more international?) but (a) use of the same sentences with varying
> * FROM headers, and (b) the haphazard mix of perfect sentences ("people even
> * in remote villages of the world can use telephone and high-speed internet
> * connections at the same time") with those not quite that ("It can make some
> * change a paradigm related with phone").
> * -eg
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