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March 07, 2008
Ergo Proxy and Asian Languages
An interesting take on the way Asian languages like Japanese and Chinese are blended with English on the Internet:
Engrish — a patois of Japanese and English, but also of English and other Asian languages — pervades YouTube commentaries and other free-for-all global forums: there they are, roman letters, usually all lowercase and often with irregular spacing between words, expressing clearly or seemingly non-Western ideas, sometimes much more decorously than my fellow Americans, sometimes far less.
Word of the day
As the Nikkei reports, concerns about the U.S. economy have increased the value of the yen against the dollar:
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