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  •  I'm not keen on this kind of Sapir-Whorf stuff (1+ / 0-)
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    Ian Reifowitz

    Replacements usually just gets substituted by the original term. Conversely, an antiquated term can be substituted internally with a better meaning. Developing thought such that this happens, and doing so openly and honestly by argument (be that intellectual, intuitive or experiential) is better than language policing, which can easily "become the story" and detract from consideration of the underlying issues.

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