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On 2012-05-31 04:58, Stephen Farrell wrote:
I'm with Brian and Yoav on this. I don't see a need to change here. And I do think we might lose something if we become too PC. If a bunch of non-native speakers did say "yes, I found that made the document less useful" then I'd be more convinced that all these changes were worth it.
Another non-native English speaker here. Didn't have any problem understanding the Tao. Its level of language made me more interested in the IETF. Although my level of English is better than other non-native speakers'. Non-native != bad at English.
I think colloquialisms may often be as hard to understand as excellent but seldom-used vocabulary. Should we also "dumb down" our level of language? Such as this:
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_English_Wikipedia I don't think so. Thanks, Simon -- DTN made easy, lean, and smart --> http://postellation.viagenie.ca NAT64/DNS64 open-source --> http://ecdysis.viagenie.ca STUN/TURN server --> http://numb.viagenie.ca