[Tagging] [OSM-talk] nomoj de internaciaj objektoj / nazwy obiektów międzynarodowych / names of international objects

Maarten Deen mdeen at xs4all.nl
Tue Jan 7 07:43:41 UTC 2020


On 2020-01-07 08:27, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
> 6 Jan 2020, 16:35 by dieterdreist at gmail.com:
> 
>> sent from a phone
>> 
>> On 6. Jan 2020, at 07:29, Maarten Deen <mdeen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> 
>> Baltic Sea to be the "Baltic Sea" or for South America to be "South
>> 
>> America" - this is an example of English imperialism.
>> 
>> This "imperialism" idea of yours is just your idea. It is not
>> something that is widely felt.
> 
> regarding imperialism, I think it’s hard to reject the reasoning
> that English is in widespread use because of imperialism.
> 
> Yes, but using it for a pragmatic reasons
> for an international communication is
> usually not imperialism.

I am also not a fan of blaming history for the current situation and 
taking the long road because you don't like that history.
It would mean that I couldn't speak dutch with my Surinam friends just 
because 400 years ago the ideas of how we should conduct ourselves were 
different.

That is just counterproductive.

Regards,
Maarten



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