Huh. I Thought Its Main Language Was Doublespeak

Organizers of a recent academic conference invited presenters to “de-center English as the de facto language” of academia.

Excellent plan. I recommend that, going forward, all academic treatises be written solely in emojis.

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  1. You know, the multiplicity of languages, fracturing of knowledge, and scattering of cultures following construction of the Tower of Babel was meant to be a punishment from God, not something to which we aspire.

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  2. We should de-center the metric system as the de facto system of measurement in science as well. It’s not like a unified system of communication is important or anything. And letting the free market decide what’s most useful for them? Well, that’s just insane.

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