Andrey (azangru) wrote,

I am generally very skeptical of whorfianism (although, yes, I know, there are some suggestive experimental data about how grammar guides people's choices when they are asked to assign gender to genderless objects, etc.). However. I am amazed to see McWhorter argue against whorfianism largely on purely ethical grounds. I would have thought that it is completely irrelevant for the validity of a theory whether or not it happens to lead to moral or immoral conclusions:


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    Also, Google's documentation style guide. With the latest trends about the correct language, obvi. This one via HN.

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    Google's document on how they build Chrome dev tools with web components. And yeah, it includes a special dance for some semblance of type safety,…

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    On the ideology in the industry: A guest on a podcast: There was a thread on Twitter the other day, with Adam Rackis, and he had made a comment…

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