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Re: [SLE] How's suse-linux-e spam checking?
  • From: AD Marshall <admarshall@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 13:10:49 +0700
  • Message-id: <200505231310.50204.admarshall@xxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 23 May 2005 04:13, Anders Johansson wrote:
> On Sunday 22 May 2005 22:53, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]
> > 38 Moby Thesaurus words for "acculturation":
> > Americanization, admission, adoption, affiliation, assimilation,
> > citizenship by naturalization, citizenship papers, civility,
> > civilization, complex, cultivation, cultural drift, culture,
> > culture area, culture center, culture complex, culture conflict,
> > culture contact, culture pattern, culture shock, culture trait,
> > education, enculturation, enlightenment, ethos, folkways,
> > key trait, mores, nationalization, naturalization,
> > naturalized citizenship, papers, polish, refinement,
> > socialization, society, trait, trait-complex
> > -==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==-
> >
> >
> > It's somewhat interesting that Moby Thesaurus suggests a
> > U.S.-centric sense for the word.
>
> First of all, Grady Ward is an American, or at least he was living in
> California in 1996 according to the Moby project web page, and
> secondly isn't it more interesting that out of 38 synonyms you see
> the first one (sorted in alphabetical order) and assume it is what it
> "suggests"? :) None of the other are specific to the the US, and I
> even see a few in there that might be deemed completely opposite to
> it :)
>
> Besides, is there another ethno-centric synonym? Anglification?
> Canadization? Australising?

That's CanaDadafication. ;)

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